Business Structures – Trusts

Business Structures – Trusts

Commercial Law, Purchase of Business
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 set up a trust and the pros and cons…
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The Process of Obtaining Probate

The Process of Obtaining Probate

Family Law, Will and Probate
The Process of Obtaining Probate Probate is a grant made by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This ‘proves’ the Will of a deceased person and vests title to the estate’s assets in the named executor/s. This is the official process that enables the executor to legally deal with…
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Childhood Immunisation and Family Law

Childhood Immunisation and Family Law

Community, Family Law
Childhood Immunisation and Family Law Some Australian parents have recently begun to question whether to immunise their children, expressing concerns about possible side-effects risks associated with childhood vaccinations. But what happens if parents are separated and can’t agree? Childhood vaccines, introduced in 1932, are said to have greatly reduced illness…
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The Perils Of Not Making A Will

The Perils Of Not Making A Will

Family Law, Will and Probate
The Perils Of Not Making A Will What do Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Stieg Larsson and Robert Homes a Court all have in common? You would be forgiven for thinking, not much. But in fact they do—all six died intestate which means, they died without leaving a Will.…
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Strata Reforms – New Requirements for Developers

Strata Reforms – New Requirements for Developers

Leasing, Property, Renting
Strata Reforms - New Requirements for Developers In November, 2016 the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) (the ‘Act’) and Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (NSW) introduced reforms affecting owners, managers, developers and builders of strata titled properties. The reforms include new processes for the collective sale and refurbishment of…
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Selling Your Home In Autumn

Selling Your Home In Autumn

Conveyancing, Property
Selling Your Home In Autumn Spring is traditionally seen as the best time to sell a home, when the weather is warming up and buyers become more active. However, there are a number of studies which have revealed that autumn is equally as good, if not better than, spring to…
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Inheritances and Family Law

Inheritances and Family Law

Family Law, Will and Probate
Inheritances and Family Law Families and money can sometimes be a volatile combination. That is never more so than when divorces and Wills are concerned. When is an inheritance an asset for family law purposes? The simple answer is “almost always”. But the answer is not always simple. Why is…
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