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The Six Month Myth – De Facto Relationships in Australia

When lockdown was recently lifted, at a small gathering between friends, I was asked: “Is it true that after 6 months of being together, my partner can take half of my assets?” The answer to that question can be broken down in two parts; 1. 6 Months of Being Together...

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Want to Know What Happens To Your Assets After Death?

One of the most important decisions to make when considering making a Will is who gets your assets. Many clients are surprised to find that their Will only deals with assets in their own name at the date of death which could only be a bank account of $10,000, although...

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COVID-19 – Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Prime Minister has recently announced an obligatory code which landlords and tenants must follow when negotiating amendments to leases due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guiding principle is that any...

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Power Of Attorney – What Is It And Do I Need One?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make important lifestyle, medical or financial decisions on your behalf. Any decision made by an attorney will have the same legally binding effect as if you had made that decision yourself....

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The Importance Of Tying Up All Loose Ends After Separation

There are two important legal steps when married couples separate: Separation and a property settlement Divorce All married couples should know that until a divorce is finalised, the law presumes that your married spouse is your next of kin. If all loose ends are not...

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5 Important Things to Consider When Purchasing a Property

With the federal election result decided, we have seen an increase in the interest in people looking to list their property for sale and people looking to buy property. For the people looking to buy, there are 5 things that all purchasers should consider when...

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5 Tips For Preparing Your Business For Sale

If you are thinking about selling your business after many years of hard work, it is important that you put it in the best position to achieve a good sale price. We look after many business transactions and see some issues pop up regularly. We have listed a few tips...

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Making A Will? Who Should Be Your Executor?

A will is a legal document that states who will attend to your affairs upon your death, and in what manner your assets will be distributed. When drafting a will it is important to carefully consider who you select as your executor.   Role of an Executor An...

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Get These 4 Leasing Concepts Right and Secure Your Investment

As a landlord it is critical that the terms of your lease accurately reflect the entire agreement with your tenant. There are four fundamental issues that must be dealt with and must be agreed upon before you enter into a lease with your tenant and must be recorded...

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Are You An Owner Builder? Know Your Obligations

Vendor Statement Disclosure: Owner Builders In recent years, the influx of renovation shows like the Block and House Rules has meant that property owners have got the DIY bug. But did you know, by doing such things as replacing bathroom tiles or fixing a hole in a...

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Retail Leases Act: Laws and Obligations Of Tenant

This article describes a few matters that tenants of retail leases should be aware of. It is hoped that the information contained is useful for tenants when dealing with rental property and landlords.   Retail Leases Act Obligations The Retail Leases Act (“the...

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Dying Without A Will: Changes to Intestacy Laws

Intestacy law provides a formula for the division of an estate when a person has died without leaving a valid Will. On 1st November 2017, the Administration and Probate and Other Acts Amendment (Succession and Related Matters) Act 2017 came into effect and have made...

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Find out where you should and should not be keeping your will

In recent years, we have noticed an increase in the number of Wills that are hard to locate when the willmaker dies. This might be because :- the willmaker has made his own Will and left it at home in an apparently safe place he has made a Will with a Solicitor and...

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