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Business Structures – Trusts

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at trusts – how to establish a trust and...
29 May, 2023

Obligations and consequences of parenting orders

A separating couple with minor children will need to work out the parenting arrangements for those children – where the children are to live, who they spend time with, and who may make decisions about the children. If the couple can agree, their agreement can be...
29 May, 2023

Common Family Law Fallacies

If you’re in the unfortunate situation of going through a relationship break-up you have probably heard all sorts of ‘advice’ from well-meaning friends and family. Family and friends are a great source of emotional and physical support when you have separated, however...
18 April, 2023

Parenting orders for non-parents – who can apply?

A parenting order is not only designed to apply to the parents or guardians of a child, non-parents can also apply for parenting orders to be able to spend time with or care for a child. The Family Law Act allows a grandparent or any other person concerned for the...
18 April, 2023

Considering the wishes of the children in parenting cases

Separating couples are generally required to make reasonable attempts to resolve disputes about the future living arrangements, care and responsibility of their children. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, dispute resolution is compulsory if agreement cannot...
27 March, 2023

Why your company needs a Shareholders 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...
27 March, 2023

Can your ex-de facto inherit under your Will?

Once upon a time you were happily living together with your de facto partner. Roses were bought, dinners were cooked, finances were shared and Wills were signed each leaving all of your assets to the other partner in the far away event of your tragic passing. Thoughts...
27 March, 2023

Moving in together? Are we now in a de facto relationship?

Just because a couple is living together it does not automatically mean that they are in a de facto relationship within the meaning of certain laws. There are many different factors to consider when assessing and determining whether two people are living in a de facto...
6 February, 2023