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2017 Legal Topics for Older People Diary 2017 Legal Topics for Older People Diary

The Legal Topics for Older People diary provides information about seniors rights, consumer law, aged care, community phone numbers and a list of agencies and services for older people.

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2017 Publications Catalogue 2017 Publications Catalogue

A catalogue of free Legal Aid NSW publications.

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Adult children living at home. What to do if you want them to leave? Adult children living at home. What to do if you want them to leave?

This brochure explains what you can do if you are an older person who is sharing your home with an adult child, and you want them to leave.

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Are you a grandparent? Your legal questions answered Are you a grandparent? Your legal questions answered

This brochure explains what legal options you have if you are a grandparent who is raising grandchildren, denied contact with grandchildren or if you are concerned about your grandchildren's welfare. It also covers what financial assistance is available and where you can get legal help.

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Are you experiencing violence or abuse? You can make it stop. Are you experiencing violence or abuse? You can make it stop.

This brochure explains what you can do if you are an older person who is experiencing violence or abuse from a partner, another family member or other person who lives in your home or residential facility, or a neighbour or carer.

Caring for kids in Aboriginal families Caring for kids in Aboriginal families

This brochure is for Aboriginal grandparents, aunties, uncles and other relatives involved in looking after young children. Legal Aid NSW can help you with family law (divorce, separation, mediation, kids) and care and protection law (protecting kids from neglect or abuse).

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Charged with driving without a licence? Charged with driving without a licence?

This brochure explains what to do when you are representing yourself and pleading guilty to charges of driving while unlicensed, suspended, cancelled or disqualified.

Got a fine? It’s not going to go away, deal with it straight away. Got a fine? It’s not going to go away, deal with it straight away.

Got a fine? It’s not going to go away, deal with it straight away. This brochure for Aboriginal people lists options when you have a fine including dealing with State Debt Recovery and how to get a Work and Development order.

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Having a grandchild in your care Having a grandchild in your care

Are you a grandparent who is raising a grandchild? Do you look after a grandchild for long periods of time? Are you thinking about doing this? If so, this pamphlet has been written for you.

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Helping your family financially? Understand the risks Helping your family financially? Understand the risks

This brochure explains what you need to think about before you decide to lend money to a family member.

Home loan stress (in Auslan) Home loan stress (in Auslan)

Having a home loan can be stressful at times. Watch this video to find out what you can do when you have difficulty paying your home loan.

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  • Auslan
Legal help for older people poster Legal help for older people poster

This poster can be displayed by services or organisations who work with older people or who have older people who frequently attend their premises.

Moving in with the family? Make sure you protect your interests Moving in with the family? Make sure you protect your interests

This brochure explains what you should think about before you enter into a ‘granny flat arrangement’.

Speaking for myself: planning for later life decision making Speaking for myself: planning for later life decision making

This booklet explains how to plan ahead and make decisions about what happens to you or your property.

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They want me to leave. They want me to leave.

This pamphet explains what you can do to avoid losing your home after your partner dies.

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Trouble making your home loan payments because you have separated from your partner? Trouble making your home loan payments because you have separated from your partner?

This brochure explains how you can negotiate with your lender about changing or reducing your payments for a period of time and where to find financial counselling and legal advice.

Veterans’ Advocacy Service – legal aid for veterans and their dependants' Veterans’ Advocacy Service – legal aid for veterans and their dependants'

This brochure explains how advocates can help veterans and their dependants with advice and representation.

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Who gets my stuff when I die? Why wills are important to Aboriginal people. Who gets my stuff when I die? Why wills are important to Aboriginal people.

Why wills are important for Aboriginal People

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Who will decide for you if you can't decide for yourself? Think about planning ahead. Who will decide for you if you can't decide for yourself? Think about planning ahead.

This brochure explains how you can plan ahead for the situation where you may no longer be able to make decisions for yourself due to illness, injury or age.

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Why make a will? Why make a will?

This pamphlet explains why you should make a will and the steps to take.

Your home and the age pension. What you need to know. Your home and the age pension. What you need to know.

This brochure explains how downsizing, moving into a granny flat, retirement village or other accommodation changes could affect your pension.

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