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Foreign Divorces – are they legal in Australia?

In certain circumstances a divorce granted overseas, even of a marriage performed in Australia, can be recognised here. In this article our family lawyers will look at the factors that the Court will take into account before recognising a foreign divorce. Divorce in...
15 November, 2022

Joint Venture or Partnership? Understanding the difference

A joint venture involves two or more persons or entities joining together for a particular project. A partnership is described as a relationship which exists between people carrying on a business, with a common view of making a profit. It also includes incorporated...
15 November, 2022

Succession planning for business owners

As a business owner, you deal with many responsibilities, including having to decide what to do with your business when you move on. Sometimes the logical endgame for a business is to be wound up, but in most cases, the aim is a smooth transition to new ownership....
15 November, 2022

Subpoenas and family law court proceedings

Subpoenas play a very important role in discovering evidence and information in family law matters, especially when the other party is not complying with requests for information. There is a lot of work involved in applying for, filing, and serving a subpoena, which...
12 October, 2022

Spotting a Phoenix – understanding illegal phoenix activity

One of the attractions of incorporating a company for many people commencing a business is that it can limit the personal liability of its directors to creditors. That is, the company, which has its own legal identity, may owe money to others while the directors...
12 October, 2022

Essential considerations when starting a business

Starting a business can be exciting, but also overwhelming and challenging if you have not properly prepared for your new venture! This guide will take you through some essential considerations of starting a business. Business plan Business plans are vital if you want...
25 August, 2022

When is a guarantee unenforceable?

A guarantee is a binding promise from one person (the guarantor), to be answerable for the debt or obligations of another (the debtor or borrower), if that other person defaults. Guarantees become enforceable against the guarantor by the person to whom the guarantee...
12 July, 2022