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October 2019

Prepare a Will that works

By |October 10th, 2019|

In November 2017, I wrote an article about a man who prepared his Will on a mobile phone.

I mentioned the potential impact that media coverage of these court cases can have on the decisions that people may make when deciding to do their own Will.

A few months later in early 2018, we became involved in a similar court case concerning a Will which was also recorded on a mobile phone.

Whilst we were successful, the case again illustrates that while informal Wills can be accepted by the Supreme Court, there is a far better alternative.

September 2019

Land Tax in 2019!

By |September 26th, 2019|

Land Tax is affecting increasing numbers of property owners. 

This may not be important to you if you have never received a Land Tax bill.

However, when the combined value of your Queensland properties reaches the tax-free threshold, your first land tax bill won't be the highlight of your day!

If you are interested in the potential impact of land tax on your financial security, these brief comments may help.

Upgrade to a Smarter Will

By |September 12th, 2019|

Why you should upgrade to a smarter Last Will & Testament

I wanted to get in touch because we've been noticing that more and more Australian's are considering Wills with Testamentary Trusts, and for good reason.

With a Testamentary Trust you could reduce the taxes on your estate by $155,000 or even more.

If you've recently become the owner of property, shares or other assets, you should consider upgrading to a more sophisticated will that properly protects your assets and reduces unnecessary tax.

To find out how, download our FREE guide

August 2019

2019 Changes That Can’t Be Ignored!

By |August 29th, 2019|

There are changes happening in 2019 that will directly impact you: good, bad & indifferent!

You don't need to be told that the digital evolution is changing the way business is conducted, and therefore the practice of law.

You do need to be told that the digital evolution is also changing the practice of international cyber-crime - and that people like you are their target.

How does this impact you?  Many processes and systems are changing in the way that we will communicate with each other.

I'm not going to tell you here what these changes are today - as criminals are monitoring websites, social media platforms, emails etc!

What I will explain today are the changes being made by government agencies that will impact how you and I engage with each other in the future!