Is it worth transferring your home to your spouse before going into business?
- What’s the best structure for my startup? GalleryAdvisor Interest, Areas of Law, Business Interest, Commercial/Business, Companies, Facebook Published, Individual Interest, LinkedIn Published, Marketing, Newsletter Published, Newsletters, Structures, Twitter Published
When asked what structure to use, we like to apply several key principles and ‘rules of thumb’ to get the right answer.
As most people now know, from 1 July 2017 the amount a super fund member can have in a pension account will be capped at $1.6 million. There has been a lot of general commentary on these changes, but little deeper analysis of the details.
- I want to set up a charity to raise money for people overseas. Where do I start? GalleryAdvisor Interest, Business Interest, Facebook Published, Individual Interest, Marketing, Newsletter Published, Newsletters, Not for Profit, Twitter Published
If you want to do charitable work or raise funds to help people living overseas, you should carefully consider your options to make sure your aid is targeted to where it's most needed.
People are more aware – and wary – than ever of family law issues in relation to their assets. More and more couples seek binding financial agreements to protect their assets, or put off living together or marrying to minimise their financial exposure.
Most people realise the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property. But ‘ideas’ and ‘concepts’ aren't a form of IP, as there is no 'property' capable of being protected. Don't despair, there are ways to protect and exploit your interests.
- Are your trade secrets walking out the door? GalleryAsset Protection, Business Interest, Commercial/Business, Contracts, Employment, Employment contracts, Facebook Published, IP, Marketing, Newsletter Published, Newsletters, Policies and procedures, Terms and Conditions, Twitter Published
Losing an employee, whether by dismissal or resignation, is never easy. But it’s even harder when the employee walks out the door with a head (and possibly a briefcase or USB) full of your confidential information.
- I’m setting up a not-for-profit organisation. What’s the best structure to use? GalleryAdvisor Interest, Business Interest, Facebook Published, Individual Interest, Marketing, Newsletter Published, Newsletters, Not for Profit, Structures, Twitter Published
We are commonly asked what's the best structure to use when setting up a new charity or other 'not-for-profit' (NFP) organisation. While incorporated associations and public companies limited by guarantee are often suitable, they are not the only options, and there is no easy 'one size fits all' answer.
Just because you and your partner make 'mirror Wills' does not mean that your partner cannot change their Will (either before or after you die). Furthermore, your partner does not have an obligation to inform you if they do change their Will. Find out how to deal with these issues.
What happens to my SMSF if I become a non-resident?
So you've just come up with a great business concept, given it a test-drive among your family and friends, and now want to go to the next stage. What do you do? You need to put together the 'playing field' for your venture. In other words, you need a 'business structure'.
- What to pack? Our 7 steps to leaving a relationship GalleryAreas of Law, Binding financial agreements, Disputes, Facebook Published, Family law, Individual Interest, Life, Marketing, Newsletter Published, Newsletters, Practice areas, Twitter Published
Your relationship is over, and you want out. But you aren’t sure what you need to organise before you leave. Hopefully this doesn't sound familiar - but if it does, we recommend you read-on... In this article we set out our 7 steps to leaving, which we hope will help you through this difficult transition. These steps will also help someone assisting a relative, friend or client through this process.
Your super doesn't form part of your estate, and is not subject to the terms of your Will. It's therefore critical to have in place appropriate arrangements to make sure your super ends up where you intend.
Divorce is the legal process that formally ends a marriage. In practical terms, it is often the easiest part of a separation - but perhaps one of the more emotionally charged. Read on for a brief overview of the divorce procedure.
- Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime? GalleryAreas of Law, Business, Business Interest, Commercial/Business, Facebook Published, LinkedIn Published, Marketing, Newsletter Published, Newsletters, PPSR, Property, Twitter Published, Wealth
Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime? You need to know the answer to this question. Everyone has heard about the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), which came online on 30 January 2012. The implications of the new registration system are still not widely known. For many people the need for registration is only discovered after it is too late.