Saving your rights to see your grandchildren

If you are a grandparent and face the sad circumstance of a break up in your family group, through separation or unforeseen events, you may be worried about your right to continue seeing much-loved grandchildren. Unfortunately, some grandparents only see their grandchildren at crowded school events or from the sideline at sporting occasions. In Australia, […]

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Enduring Powers of Attorney explained

A lot of people have heard of a Power of Attorney however most do not fully appreciate the extent of its power, the benefits it delivers or the types of Powers of Attorney that exist. A Power of Attorney is a useful legal document used to allow someone to handle your affairs in a variety […]

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Buying a business – some handy hints!

So you have found a business and you have your heart set on buying it. Or maybe you work for a business that looks like it is being sold. Congratulations that’s great news! However, before you rush off to hand over the purchase price or greet the new owner of the business you need to […]

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A Guide to Shareholder Agreements

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It is not unusual for a company constitution to be drafted in a standard format. That being the case, shareholders may not be protected in the event of a dispute or where issues arise not covered by the constitution. A shareholder agreement, which properly outlines the steps to be taken in the event of disputes […]

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Inheritances and Family Law

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An inheritance received before, during or after a marriage, or defacto relationship, will need to be considered carefully upon separation. There is no simple answer as to how that inheritance will be treated by the Court for the purpose of dividing of assets of that relationship. Families and money can sometimes be a volatile combination. […]

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Unfair Contracts Update – are you complying with the law

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From 12 November 2016 the current Unfair Contract Terms Regime (UCT Regime) has been extended to cover standard form contracts entered into with ‘small business’. The changes have a significant impact on the way Australian businesses contract with each other and it important that you understand how the changes affect you and how you need […]

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Does your employment contract measure up?

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If you are entering into an employment contract do you know what should be included? If you are an employer and using an old contract, should it be reviewed first? It is clear contracts should be individually structured to meet the needs of those involved and in reality both employer and employee should seek legal […]

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Fact or fiction – top 5 myths about family law property settlements

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Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time where people are anxious about the divorce, the property settlement and the emotional wellbeing and care arrangements for children. Unfortunately this is reflected in a great quantity of inaccurate statements, often regarded as fact […]

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Choosing a Business Structure

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There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company. A business can also be operated in various combinations of these structures. For example, a business could be operated as a […]

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Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

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Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not […]

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