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Legal issues for older people

How do I make a will? What are the risks involved in helping my family financially?

Wills, estates and planning ahead

How do you make a valid will, and what happens if you don't leave a will? What does an executor do? And how can you ensure your wishes are followed if you become incapacitated?

Health and ageing

What laws affect older people? How do I make a complaint about my doctor?

Family, relationships and children

What happens when your relationship ends, or if you're suffering abuse or violence? What rights do children and young people have - their care, school, with the police?

Neighbours, housing and the environment

Having problems with neighbours over fences or trees? Or with your landlord? Or are you concerned with issues relating to planning or the environment?

Getting help

Need legal advice, support or guidance? Check out these helpful resources and services.

Read more about the law

The law handbook: your practical guide to the law in NSW

The Law handbook provides a practical guide to legal issues which affect people in their everyday lives.


Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates and funerals

This book explains wills and the legal processes when someone dies.  


Speaking for myself: planning for later life decision-making

A short and easy to understand guide to wills, power of attorney, enduring guardians, and advanced care directives.

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Seniors guide to consumer rights in NSW

Designed for seniors, this guide from NSW Fair Trading gives information on consumer rights.

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