Same sex couples – don’t forget the legal implications of your marriage

By |December 8th, 2017|

A momentous shift in social policy took place on Thursday 7 December 2017. That change brings with it the potential for unintended legal consequences for the LGBT community. The ability to marry for same sex couples, for the first time means that in some cases they need to consider the unintended consequences that marriage […]

Success!!!

By |July 21st, 2017|

Click here to read  our Court of Appeal Judgement handed down today.  Well done to Dan Hutchinson and the team.

 

Don’t think you need a Will? Think again!

By |March 13th, 2017|

It is alarming how many people, especially those with underage children, who do not have a will.  There are five basic reasons why you should have a will if you have children under the age of 18:

You can appoint a guardian.  The old wives’ tale that your children will go to their godparents […]

By |March 8th, 2017|

1.         My children will go to their godparents when I die. 
This is not true.  The only way to create certainty about who will look after your children in the event that both you and your spouse pass is to make a will and appoint testamentary guardians.
2.         My estate will just go to my spouse […]

The myths surrounding young workers

By |February 22nd, 2017|

The Fair Work Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is out to correct many misconceptions regarding young workers.  This is because too many employers mistakenly believe that a range of practices involving young workers are acceptable when they are actually unlawful.  This is concerning due to the Ombudsman treating cases involving young people more seriously which means they […]

Superannuation: Death Taxes by Stealth

By |February 10th, 2017|

With the rise of superannuation and the increase in self-managed superannuation funds, also comes the rise in taxes payable as a result of the death of a member of those superannuation funds upon the monies paid to their estate as a death benefit.
A little-known fact, the death benefit held by the superannuation fund, including […]