Is it possible to translate seemingly complex law topics into simple and sage advice? Local Tauranga law firm Lyon O’Neale Arnold says yes.

In collaboration with the Tauranga and Papamoa libraries, Lyon O’Neale Arnold is demystifying the law and debunking common misconceptions through the ever-popular Library Law Series.

Running until November the series offers free legal advice on a range of topics that affect individuals and business owners alike.

“There are elements of the law that relate to everyone and we want to provide accessible, easy-to-understand advice to the wider community.” Says Shiree Edgar, Practice Manager.

The first two seminars Estate Planning and Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney have been well received. The next sessions - covering the ‘need-to-knows’ of each topic - include Family Trusts, Relationship Property and Buying and Selling Real Estate.

Family Trusts will cover how a Trust works, why you might consider creating one and how to administer it.

Relationship Property will provide advice on how to ensure your separate assets remain yours in the event of a separation.

Buying and selling Real Estate will explain the different ways property can be sold, the process of buying and selling, important pre-purchase investigations purchasers should carry out and advice for first home buyers.

This year, there will be new Chinese language sessions covering Wills and Power of Attorney, Buying and Selling Real Estate and Trusts.

The remaining sessions will be held at both the Tauranga and Papamoa libraries across October and November. Tauranga Library sessions will run on a Wednesday from 5.30pm-6.30pm and the following Wednesday, Papamoa Library will run the same session from 5.45pm-6.45pm.

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