Importance of comprehensive estate plan review

By |April 26th, 2019|

Just recently a client asked why we sent a letter to him
and his wife reminding them to review their estate planning documents, as he
believed that it had not been that long since they initially prepared their
documents. When I mentioned to him that it had been 10 years since they last did
their wills, he was […]

Conflict clauses in Enduring Power of Attorney documents

By |April 23rd, 2019|

We at Cooke & Hutchinson Lawyers have focused a great deal the last couple of months on elder abuse and this is because of the increase in the number of cases we have seen in a very short timeframe. So when we see articles in a newspaper or a magazine which encourages people to […]

Transferring Employees on Sale of a Business

By |April 18th, 2019|

A significant life
changing event occurs when you either buy or sell a business.

The excitement of
becoming a new owner or retiring after years of toil could prove to be a
nightmare if details of the sale are not properly documented (including how the
parties deal with transferring employees).

Employees may fall
into different categories such as casual, permanent or […]

Residential Property Sale – Tax Traps

By |April 17th, 2019|

The sale and purchase
of residential land (which includes vacant land used for residential purposes)
has become more complex due to the tax laws affecting land:

acquired
for a creditable purpose (GST obligations might apply); andsold
for more than $750,000.00 (ATO tax obligations apply).

GST Withholding Tax

The GST amendment was
introduced to ensure that builders/developers would not circumvent their
obligations to […]

Thank you Dan for a well run presentation!!!

By |August 9th, 2018|

Did you know our Managing Director Dan Hutchinson is a member of STEP?

By |July 18th, 2018|

What is STEP?  How does this make things better for you?  Watch this video to find out what STEP is all about.