One of the various roles of an Executor is to make sure that all estate debts are paid. In particular, an Executor needs to make sure any tax liability of the deceased during their lifetime or of … [Read more...] about The Tax Man Cometh …….
To battle the rise in cost of living, interest when you separate rates and property prices, we are seeing an increase in parents, siblings and friends pooling their funds together to purchase their … [Read more...] about Co-Ownership Considerations
The preparation of your estate plan involves a number of matters, especially the payment of your superannuation death benefit. From 1 July 2017 a “Transfer Balance Cap” was introduced. In broad … [Read more...] about Are you at your (super) limit…?
If you are appointed as the executor of an estate, you have a number of duties cast upon you. They include: maximising the size of the estate for the beneficiaries; and preparing any … [Read more...] about HIT THE BRAKES … !
We look at whether you need an ATO Clearance Certificate when selling property. The answer is yes, if: you are selling real estate over $750,000; and you don’t want 12.5% of the sale price … [Read more...] about The Other Certainty in Life …
The Australian Government has announced that it intends to expand the eligibility criteria of the Home Guarantee scheme. The scheme was initially introduced to support the affordability of first … [Read more...] about Changes to Home Guarantee Scheme – what this means for you.
Divorce, ending a de facto relationship or ending a civil partnership can be emotionally difficult but have you ever thought what happens to your Will if these events occur? Under the Succession … [Read more...] about Is It The End Or Just The Beginning…
Many clients who we assist with their estate planning have involvement in a Trust. When the Trust is established, it comes with a ‘rule book’ known as the Trust Deed. The rule book sets out … [Read more...] about A Matter of Trust
Buying and Selling property over Christmas can be both an exciting and challenging time with parties often wanting to settle Contracts as soon as possible. It is important to carefully consider how … [Read more...] about Don’t Clause a Problem over Christmas!!
In the legal world of Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney, you don’t need a relationship with half a million Instagram followers to exert influence. In fact, you only need one. Most people are … [Read more...] about Are You An “Undue” Influencer?