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What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...
7 September, 2020

Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

The recent death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, emphasises the importance of planning your electronic after-life. Mr Cotton’s death in India at the age of 30, has not only...
28 July, 2020

Protecting business interests in family law proceedings

Family law issues can be disruptive to a business entity, with the potential to adversely affect its activities, cashflow, and financial viability. Problems can stem from a relationship breakdown between domestic co-owners, or the divorce or separation of a...
28 July, 2020

The benefits of Testamentary Trusts

Having worked hard over the years to accumulate wealth, most people want to ensure that their assets are available for future generations and not squandered by a frivolous beneficiary or accessible to an unintended recipient. If you have acquired reasonable assets,...
28 July, 2020

Estate planning for blended families

Most of us appreciate the importance of making a Will and having an estate plan that sets out how we would like to provide for and pass on assets to our loved ones when we die. If, like many Australians, you belong to a blended family, you may have additional factors...
15 June, 2020

Why your company needs a Shareholder Agreement

Starting a business requires careful planning and consideration. A failure to allow for unforeseen events or for ways to resolve future disagreements could put your new venture at considerable risk. The repercussions of failing to plan are clearly illustrated in a...
15 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update

You will no doubt be getting used to Corona or COVID-19 Updates from a variety of sources by now. Hopefully everyone is successfully negotiating the current environment and managing to stay safe in these difficult times. Whilst our office operations have changed a...
14 April, 2020