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…
So you own a business and are embarking on divorce! Not a great combination… Find out what issues you are likely to face, and how you can develop an effective strategy to keep it all together.
An enduring power of attorney has the power to make a lot of decisions. However, without good planning, they may still not be able to do what you intend them to do. For example, if you appoint your spouse as your enduring attorney they will not be able to do anything that benefits themselves. Find out how to avoid these pitfalls.
A Sweat Equity Agreement is an agreement between a business and someone providing services, whereby the service provider agrees to take equity in the business, rather than cash. Sounds simple? The devil is in the detail…
If you are living permanently outside of Australia, do you still need an Australian Will? Yes. Find out why.
Most people believe that registering a business name means they own that business name – this is not the case in Australia. To obtain the exclusive right to use your business name, you need to register it as a trademark or prove that you hold a trademark at common law.
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.
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.
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’.