Inadequate Provision One of the most common reasons a person would challenge a Will is where that person feels like inadequate provision was made for them by the deceased. In… read more
As of 1 December 2016, charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (“ACNC”) have had their administration burden cut in relation to fundraising in South Australia. Changes to… read more
It is generally considered that a marriage/ Defacto Relationship 5 years or under to be a “short marriage/relationship”. In short marriages the “rules” are a little different with regard to… read more
Did you know that you need to attend a Family Dispute Resolution Conference before you can commence Court proceedings in Family Law children’s issues?
The Family Law Act 1975 requires parties to make an attempt to resolve parenting issues using a Family Dispute Resolution service before applying to the Court for a parenting order…. read more
As we mentioned in our last article it is not uncommon for parties to separate, and even have a property settlement but not legally Divorce. Unfortunately it is also not… read more
Separated but not divorced? Your former spouse might still have a claim against your estate. It is not uncommon for parties to separate, and even have a property settlement but… read more
How do I serve the Application? If you applied for a divorce with your spouse (a joint application), you and your spouse each… read more
Where can I obtain an Application for Divorce form and where do I file? You can obtain a Divorce Application kit at the following link: http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fccweb/forms-and-fees/court-forms/diy-kits/kit-application-for-divorce You can also attend… read more
Applying for a Divorce can be an emotional and difficult decision. Australia has a no-fault divorce system. The Court is not interested in why your marriage ended. The grounds for… read more
What is a power of attorney and what is the difference between a general power of attorney and an enduring power of attorney?
Power of attorney A power of attorney is a legal document appointing another person the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf. Financial decisions relate to the management of… read more
On 1 July 2014, the new Advance Care Directives came into effect replacing Enduring Powers of Guardianship, Medical Powers of Attorney and Anticipatory Directions. If you already have a valid… read more
Where you and your spouse have come to an agreement in relation to the division of your property, it is important that you document your agreement in an enforceable manner…. read more
For those of you who are frequent on line shoppers on overseas websites, last Friday’s announcement from the Federal and State Treasurers to scrap the GST exemption for imported goods… read more
In August 2014, the ATO released Taxation Ruling 2014/5. This ruling confirmed that the payment of money or transfer of property from the profits of a private company on the… read more