6 04, 2020

How do I comply with my parenting orders during the COVID-19 crisis?

2020-04-06T05:58:19+09:30

Many parenting orders put in place by the Family Court may not be able to be strictly complied with during the recent and ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic. The nature of parenting orders is that they are very prescriptive, specific and strict. Orders may include pick up points, such as schools, shopping centres or contact centres that [...]

How do I comply with my parenting orders during the COVID-19 crisis?2020-04-06T05:58:19+09:30
6 04, 2020

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

2020-04-06T06:06:17+09:30

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.

Will my Family Court case still go ahead amid the COVID-19 crisis? Can I still begin a Family Court matter?2020-04-06T06:06:17+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?

2020-03-30T08:01:39+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?2020-03-30T08:01:39+09:30
30 03, 2020

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

2020-03-30T08:12:00+09:30

It's pretty common to hold assets in a family trust. We do this to protect the assets and to minimise our taxes. That's all well and good until it comes to estate planning. If you have a family trust then you need to give some very careful thought about how you are going to pass [...]

How to control a family trust when you die – our free downloadable Guide2020-03-30T08:12:00+09:30
29 03, 2020

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

2020-03-30T10:12:25+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?2020-03-30T10:12:25+09:30
29 03, 2020

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

2020-03-30T08:03:01+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 Assets2020-03-30T08:03:01+09:30
25 03, 2020

Can I collect my debts under the new COVID-19 insolvency changes?

2020-03-26T07:37:02+09:30

Do the temporary changes to insolvency law mean that you won’t get paid? Sort of. You should get paid eventually (if the debtor makes it through these challenging times), but your options to force a company or individual into insolvency will be delayed. TIP: With these changes, it is now supercritical to properly assess the [...]

Can I collect my debts under the new COVID-19 insolvency changes?2020-03-26T07:37:02+09:30
25 03, 2020

Do I have to refund the deposit? ‘Event cancelled!’

2020-03-25T11:29:36+09:30

COVID-19 has meant that weddings, parties and celebratory events are being cancelled all over the country.  In many cases these events are merely postponed, but if you are a caterer, party planner or event manager, the question you need answering is ‘do I have to refund the deposit?’

Do I have to refund the deposit? ‘Event cancelled!’2020-03-25T11:29:36+09:30
22 03, 2020

How to use gift cards and vouchers to get you through these difficult times

2020-03-22T17:18:49+09:30

We all want to support our local businesses during this period of ‘social distancing’. One way for us to do this it is to purchase ‘vouchers’ or ‘gift cards’ from our local merchants. If you are in business and you want to put a voucher scheme in place, read this to find out how.

How to use gift cards and vouchers to get you through these difficult times2020-03-22T17:18:49+09:30
2 03, 2020

Company Constitutions v Shareholders Agreement

2020-03-03T09:02:43+09:30

When people go into business together it’s common for them to enter into a Shareholders’ Agreements to govern how they will own and administer their company. Our preference is to use a tailored version of the company’s ‘Constitution’ as the primary instrument to regulate the affairs of a company. Why would you use a [...]

Company Constitutions v Shareholders Agreement2020-03-03T09:02:43+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
13 12, 2019

Why you need a succession plan for your SMSF

2019-12-13T14:04:10+09:30

The trustee of your SMSF is all-powerful. The trustee decides how much money you can put in the fund, who else can join, how your money is invested, how much gets paid out to you and when, and finally who gets what’s left over when you die. So how do you ensure the trustee of your fund continues to do the right thing when you can no longer be involved? There are a number of strategies you need to have in place

Why you need a succession plan for your SMSF2019-12-13T14:04:10+09:30