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3 key considerations about your de facto relationship

For de facto relationships when the relationship starts and ends isn’t as clear as when you marry.  For example, you don’t usually hold a ceremony to celebrate ‘moving in together’. While you can register your relationship by lodging a form with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in your…

5 stages of a divorce application

The word divorce can be seen as an all-encompassing term to describe the separation process. ‘I’m getting a divorce’, ‘my cousin Max is getting divorced’.  A lot of lawyers also describe themselves as a ‘divorce lawyer’. Technically, however, an application for divorce is an administrative application to the court to…

Who should I appoint as Executor of my Will?

When making a will it is usual to appoint an Executor whose job it is to ensure your wishes are followed. Executors have certain duties when administering your Estate, such as calling in all of your assets, settling certain debts and liabilities, lodging tax returns, liaising with financial institutions and…

When to revise your will – 6 key life events

Having written here about the importance of having a will and provided you tips for appointing your executor here - hopefully these will have spurred you on to get a new will or at least consider whether your current will meets your needs. Having prepared a new will, it is…

Why do you need a Will – what happens if you don’t have one?

  If a person dies without a valid Will this is described as dying intestate. Part 3 of the Succession Act 1981 (the Act) in Queensland contains provisions for estate administration when someone dies intestate. Schedule 2 contains the details of what happens in different circumstances depending on whether there…

3 things to consider when selling your business

There are a number of factors to consider when selling your business, one of the most important being how much you would like to sell your business for.  Selling your business can be a challenging task, so it’s important to get it right.  Aside from the sale price, there are…

Resolve your matter: Family Dispute Resolution & Mediation

If you are recently separated or have been separated for some time, and have matters to discuss with your former spouse, Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation are two forums which provide parties with the opportunity to have open discussions and work towards resolving your matter.  So what is the difference…

Collaborative Divorce – How to separate and never go to Court

On the last Sunday in July you will have found our Fraser Murray sitting in a café in Manly, Sydney enjoying his coffee while watching the waves and reflecting on his last two days. Two days earlier Fraser had travelled from our practice at Coolum Beach to Sydney to participate…

Selling a Property? New tax rules for property sales over $750,000

On 1 July 2016 any Australian resident selling real property with a market value of $2 million or more needed to obtain a clearance certificate from the ATO, to confirm a 10 per cent withholding amount did not need to be withheld from the transaction.  The new rules were introduced…

Divorce – What you need to know

If you are separated or contemplating separation it is important to understand the process and some of the terminology used in getting 'a divorce'.  When you separate there are key things to consider: What the arrangements will be for your children, if you have children; How your property will be…

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