Category: Asset Protection

Can you just put a caveat on someone’s house?

If you are owed a substantial sum of money by someone, whether because you have loaned them funds or if you have a bill that hasn’t been paid, you would generally like to secure those funds. This way, if the borrower or debtor ends up being a bankrupt or insolvent, you may be...

The difference between joint tenants and tenants in common

Consider this not uncommon scenario… You own property with another person and you are in the process of making a Will. Of course, you want your interest in the property to go to your intended beneficiaries. Your solicitor asks you if you own the property as “joint tenants” or as “tenants...

Granny flat rights

A “granny flat right” or a “granny flat interest” is where you pay for the right to live in a specific home for life. It must be a private residence and your principal home. You can have a granny flat interest in any kind of dwelling, not just those typically...

Do you have an estate plan?

Do you even have an estate plan? Don’t know what one is? There are at least 3 documents you should consider as part of your personal estate planning: A will; A power of attorney; and Appointing an enduring guardian. A WILL A Will is a legal document that details who will take care of...

2017 Federal Budget Summary

Click here to view our budget summary as at 9 May 2017 Key measures from last night’s budget include: Individuals aged 65 or older will be able to make non-concessional (after-tax) super contributions of up to $300,000 from 1 July 2018, using proceeds from the sale of the family home....

Do you have a shareholders agreement?

CONSIDER THESE COMMON ISSUES What would happen to your company if you or your business partner became so ill that one of you could no longer work – or worse still, died? Would you still be paying dividends or making distributions of profit to that person even through he or...

What is a power of attorney?

GRANTING A POWER OF ATTORNEY The Powers of Attorney Act 2003 (NSW) provides for a person to appoint another person as their attorney to make financial and contractual decisions on their behalf. The document granting a power of attorney is a prescribed form under the Act. A general power of attorney does not require a...

One of the most important but often overlooked insurances for business

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BUT OFTEN OVERLOOKED INSURANCES FOR BUSINESS Running a successful business comes down to good planning. Questions often posed by business owners include… “Is my business profitable?”, “Do I have enough business in the pipeline?” and “Are debtors under control?” When things are sailing along smoothly,...