If you are heading overseas for an extended period of time, and have a SMSF, then you need to do some housekeeping before you leave.
This of a lawyer like a 'Will Kit' - but with arms and legs.
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? [...]
If you want to make sure your ‘furbaby’ is looked after when you're gone, we can advise you how to best achieve this in your estate planning.
Are you a barrister trying to access rent relief during this COVID-19 period. Not so easy with a service trust? We have some views that may be helpful.
If you own or lease a farm, you have a valuable asset that you need to protect. The key document to make this happen is a well drafted 'farm lease'.
'Asset protection' is the phrase given to strategies that seek to keep assets out of harm's way. Want to know more about this strategy?
Avoid Additional Stamp Duty in Victoria – Exclude Foreign Beneficiaries from Your Discretionary TrustAndrew2020-05-18T08:20:24+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.
Schools and other education providers are just like any other business in our community - and are being hit hard by the harsh economic reality that is now upon us. We can help guide you through this new economic landscape with a compassionate, yet effective, debt collection strategy.
If you've been sponsoring sports teams and events as part of your marketing spend - maybe it's time to move to warp speed, and consider eSports! The world is your virtual oyster.
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.
In today's modern economy all businesses rely heavily on their intellectual property (or 'IP'). Whether you realise it or not, your employees are using or generating some form of IP each and every day they are at work. But what happens when your employee walks out the door (or is pushed)? Have you taken the necessary steps to ensure your IP remains behind?
This is a lawyer's blog, what do you think the answer is going to be...?! Read on anyway if you're not yet convinced.
So you're in a contract you want to get out of and not sure what do to. Terminating an agreement is never easy, but there are some practical steps you can take.
It's always nice to make a sale - but the fun soon ends if you don't end up getting paid. You need to ensure that your 'terms of trade' protect your interests, and you also need to ensure these interests are register on the PPSR. Find out how.