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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

Legal Proceedings after Death

Did you know that if you were a claimant in any legal action at the time of your death, that such action might survive for the benefit of your estate?  Similarly, if you were the subject of a claim against you, such action might survive your death and continue against...
4 February, 2020

Your Estate Planning Documents

We are now settled into our new offices at Level 2 / 60 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.  If you have not visited us yet at our new offices, feel free to come and check them out. While you are here, you might want to consider a review of your estate planning documents...
4 February, 2020

Inheritances and “Problem” Beneficiaries

We often meet with clients concerned about leaving an inheritance to a “problem” beneficiary.  Common examples include an alcoholic, a drug addict, a compulsive gambler or spendthrift, a bankrupt beneficiary, a beneficiary going through a matrimonial break up...
10 April, 2019

Sperm Donation and Parentage – The High Court to Decide

The High Court of Australia has been called upon to hear an appeal regarding the legal parentage of a child “B” born as a result of an artificial insemination procedure.  In this case the donor “X” is a person known to the donee mother.  The donor’s name appeared on...
10 April, 2019