23 06, 2020

What are your rights when your de facto partner dies (in SA)?

2020-06-24T16:33:20+09:30

Do you have the same rights as people who are married? For example, to share in your partner's estate, challenge their Will, get damages for wrongful death, claim super benefits, etc? The short answer is, yes, but…

What are your rights when your de facto partner dies (in SA)?2020-06-24T16:33:20+09:30
15 06, 2020

When can you benefit other people under an enduring power of attorney?

2020-06-24T16:33:33+09:30

An enduring power of attorney has the power to make a lot of decisions. However, without good planning, they may still not be able to do what you intend them to do. For example, if you appoint your spouse as your enduring attorney they will not be able to do anything that benefits themselves. Find out how to avoid these pitfalls.

When can you benefit other people under an enduring power of attorney?2020-06-24T16:33:33+09:30
22 05, 2020

How to pass on your farm

2020-05-27T08:03:05+09:30

How does an older farmer exit farming, fund their retirement and keep the family happy? The average age of a farmer in Australia is 56 years old. If you haven’t yet thought about your retirement and succession plan, now is the time. Handing over control of the farm in exchange for an annual income? [...]

How to pass on your farm2020-05-27T08:03:05+09:30
7 05, 2020

Are you paying for your grandchildren’s school fees?

2020-05-18T08:19:15+09:30

If you're paying for your grandchildren's education costs, then you're not alone. But is this financial support a 'gift' or a 'loan' to your children? If this is left in any doubt, then bitter family disputes will arise. Take the time now to make sure the ground rules are clear.

Are you paying for your grandchildren’s school fees?2020-05-18T08:19:15+09:30
14 04, 2020

The legal issues you must consider before getting married…

2020-04-29T12:51:24+09:30

Deciding to get married is a big emotional decision. But it's also a massive legal and financial decision. Asset ownership, asset protection, super, life insurance, decision making, estate planning and family financial support, all need to be carefully considered to provide a solid legal foundation for a successful life together.

The legal issues you must consider before getting married…2020-04-29T12:51:24+09:30
10 04, 2020

Lending to family members: How to avoid the pitfalls

2020-04-29T12:50:19+09:30

So you want to help a family member under financial strain? What starts out with the best intentions can soon result is family disharmony. Confusion about whether the advance is a loan or gift can quickly result in argument. The tragedy is that this is so easy to avoid if you take some simple precautions from the outset.

Lending to family members: How to avoid the pitfalls2020-04-29T12:50:19+09:30
30 03, 2020

Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 3: What happens if you’re incapacitated for a period of time?

2020-04-29T12:41:00+09:30

If you are incapacitated for a period of time, things won't stand still and wait for you to recover. Someone still needs to manage your legal and financial affairs, and others will need to make personal and healthcare decisions for you. Do you have the necessary documents in place to make this happen, and avoid the need for your loved ones to apply to the Government for help? If not, read this.

Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 3: What happens if you’re incapacitated for a period of time?2020-04-29T12:41:00+09:30
30 03, 2020

How to control a family trust when you die – our free downloadable Guide

2020-04-29T09:24:13+09:30

Download our comprehensive guide to controlling your family trust.

How to control a family trust when you die – our free downloadable Guide2020-04-29T09:24:13+09:30
29 03, 2020

Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 2: Who gets what?

2020-04-29T09:24:41+09:30

In this article we cover the important questions you need to answer to put in place an effective Will, namely: why should you make a Will, who gets what, how do you fairly divide your assets if you are in a 'blended family, and who you will need to involve in your estate plan? Time to act!

Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 2: Who gets what?2020-04-29T09:24:41+09:30
29 03, 2020

Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 1: Ownership of Assets

2020-04-29T09:25:06+09:30

One of the reasons you accumulate assets and savings is to ensure your loved ones are adequately looked after when you die. Your accountant is likely to have put in place strategies to save you tax and protect your assets. But without proper planning, this can mean that your assets don't end up in the hands of the people you intend. FInd out more.

Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 1: Ownership of Assets2020-04-29T09:25:06+09:30
8 02, 2020

Should you own your farmland in Super?

2020-02-08T22:05:29+09:30

A common frustration experienced by primary producers is that they cannot use their super savings in their business. Not being able to access your retirement savings until you are 60 (generally) and retired, can feel like you are diverting capital away from where it is needed. One way around this issue is to own farmland in your Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF).

Should you own your farmland in Super?2020-02-08T22:05:29+09:30