A binding financial agreement or prenup as the casual term, is an written agreement between two parties setting out the assets, liabilities, property and other financial information of how it will be divided should there be a relationship breakdown. Binding financial agreements can be made before,...

Why incorporate? Main advantages: Incorporation protects board members from most instances of personal liability by creating a separate legal entity.  The company instead of the individual can enter contacts, hold assets and can sue or be sued. Basic principles of the entity and its operations are...

Common questions about deceased estates and what executors need to do: Many people do not know where to start after the death of a loved one.  Family members or close relatives will often not know where the last will is.  Common questions about how to organise...

Family Law Orders can counteract Fake Transactions  Under Section 106B of the Family Law Act, the Family Law Courts have power to set aside, cancel (or restrain) the making of a transaction by a party to proceedings, which is made or proposed to be made to  defeat the interest...

Fraud upon the elderly is becoming more and more widespread and sophisticated. Presently there does not appear to be any unified Australian legislation which protects older people from this type of abuse.   In a 2011 study conducted by the Crime Research Centre of the University of...

WILLS AND FAMILY AGREEMENTS: WHAT CAN GO WRONG There are a significant number of generous parents these days who purchase properties for their adult children based on family "understandings" that are never recorded, only verbal. The agreement varies from family to family and can include arrangements anywhere from...

The New Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) explained   How can you check ownership of goods for business sale? What is PPSA?   The PPSA is legislation which changes the way security interests in personal property are dealt with across Australia.    The PPSA rewrites the law on traditional securities...

The top 8 myths of separation Many of our clients come to see us with incorrect assumptions about their rights, and their ex- spouse's rights after separation. To help you understand the process, we have put together a list of the top 8 myths of separation...

  When should you use a mortgage broker? The main difference between a mortgage broker and a single lender (bank) is that the mortgage broker is a free agent that deals with mortgage products of many different types of lenders but is not necessarily aligned with any...