• gifts and loans to family members

Lending to family members: How to avoid the pitfalls

April 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Lending to family members: How to avoid the pitfalls

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.

  • Restructure partnership to company

Why is a partnership a bad structure for your business?

April 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Why is a partnership a bad structure for your business?

If you are carrying on a business through a partnership, then we strongly suggest you consider moving to a company. Find out why will hold this opinion.

  • Going to family court

Will my Family Court case still go ahead amid the COVID-19 crisis? Can I still begin a Family Court matter?

April 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Will my Family Court case still go ahead amid the COVID-19 crisis? Can I still begin a Family Court matter?

The short answer is that the Family Court is 'Still Open' to hear matters. But there are now procedures in place to limit social contact to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Find out how to keep things moving.

  • Enduring power of attorney

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

March 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 3: What happens if you’re incapacitated for a period of time?

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.

  • Estate planning - who gets what?

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

March 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Getting your estate planning up-to-date. Part 2: Who gets what?

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!

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