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Whether you are an Owner selling a property, a first home Buyer, upgrading to a better…

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Landlords and Tenants of retail shops and commercial premises need relevant and specific advice when…

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The Family Discretionary Trust

Family Trusts are a well established and popular component of the…

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We all make plans for the future – goals we wish to achieve.  But the best plans can go sideways when…

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December 2017

Save Tax using a Smarter Will

By | December 7th, 2017|

It's impossible to over emphasise the huge financial benefits to families of working together when planning their financial affairs.

Most families do not plan, and the Australian Taxation Office thanks you for your generosity in contributing more of your income than is necessary.

Today's article presents a fairly straightforward scenario.  The figures do the talking. The cost of a Will could be recouped in 3 months - even though the benefits could continue for decades.

The benefits for families in executing a plan can reap enormous financial rewards - which brings greater happiness through reducing financial stress.

The primary advantage of having a sophisticated will is that they include optional testamentary trusts.  Where a testamentary trust is used, income can be split amongst children and there are preferential tax rates for distributions to minors under testamentary trusts. 

November 2017

How not to do a Financial Agreement

By | November 30th, 2017|

We constantly recommend being proactive about the management of our personal affairs. Taking action to prepare for the future.

The benefits of firstly - planning, and secondly - executing the plan, can reap enormous rewards for you and your family.

Today's article is about someone who planned for the breakdown of his marriage, but his execution of the plan was poor.

Don’t make a Will on your mobile

By | November 23rd, 2017|

Helping your family get their legal affairs organised is not as easy as it sounds.  For a start they have to want to do it!

When it comes to their Will, they don't deal with the consequences - and it isn't the most uplifting of topics!

The understandable media attention on a Supreme Court decision declaring that a Will made on a mobile phone was valid can be wrongly interpreted by some as meaning that they don't need to prepare a proper Will.

Defective Goods & Unfair Contracts

By | November 16th, 2017|

Defective Goods & Unfair Contracts

As we are approaching the peak season for consumer spending, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has recently been promoting awareness of your legal rights when dealing with retailers.

Today's article brings to your attention some of these public statements made by the ACCC which you need to keep in mind when making a purchase.

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