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
27 05, 2020

Will the SA Land Tax changes affect my parents’ pension?

2020-06-03T16:49:56+09:30

We previously talked about how the recent SA land tax changes have significant impacts on trusts (particularly discretionary trusts) that own land (see that here). Those changes mean that trusts will see a substantial increase in their land tax bill from 1 July 2020 unless they nominate one of the trust’s beneficiaries to be [...]

Will the SA Land Tax changes affect my parents’ pension?2020-06-03T16:49:56+09:30
27 05, 2020

SA Land Tax changes for family trusts

2020-06-03T16:50:06+09:30

You may have recently received a letter from RevenueSA asking you to take action in relation to your trust by 3 June 2020.  This is because the SA Government has recently made changes to its land tax law. Find out about your options.

SA Land Tax changes for family trusts2020-06-03T16:50:06+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
8 05, 2020

Avoid Additional Stamp Duty in Victoria – Exclude Foreign Beneficiaries from Your Discretionary Trust

2020-05-18T08:20:24+09:30

The Victorian State Revenue Office (SRO) has announced that from 1 March 2020 it has adopted a new approach in applying the ‘foreign purchaser additional duty’ (FPAD) provisions of the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) to discretionary trusts. Make sure you don't get caught by this additional 8% of duty.

Avoid Additional Stamp Duty in Victoria – Exclude Foreign Beneficiaries from Your Discretionary Trust2020-05-18T08:20:24+09:30
20 04, 2020

What is the best way to hold an investment property?

2020-04-29T13:02:16+09:30

This is a big question. The answer is going to depend on a range of factors, but there are some general rules you can apply.

What is the best way to hold an investment property?2020-04-29T13:02:16+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
20 04, 2018

Forcing a sale of property in NSW

2020-03-06T06:42:14+09:30

It's relatively easy to get into property ownership with someone. But it can be considerably harder to get out. Particularly if you don't have a co-ownership agreement in place. Find out what court remedies may be available to you NSW if you find yourself stuck in a property.

Forcing a sale of property in NSW2020-03-06T06:42:14+09:30
7 09, 2017

Thinking of buying a hotel or pub? Read this first.

2019-09-17T08:21:54+09:30

Like any business, hotels have several moving ‘parts’ that need to work together so that the machine runs smoothly. If you are thinking of buying a hotel or similar hospitality business, make sure you are familiar with these unique features before you sign on the dotted line.

Thinking of buying a hotel or pub? Read this first.2019-09-17T08:21:54+09:30
23 07, 2017

Telecommunications Leases – are you getting a raw deal?

2020-04-13T09:44:08+09:30

Have you been approached by a telecommunications carrier that is interested in putting a tower or other structure on your land? How do you know if the deal you are being offered is fair?

Telecommunications Leases – are you getting a raw deal?2020-04-13T09:44:08+09:30