Do you know when to update your Will?

Most people know that a valid Will determines how their assets are dealt with after they die. Wills generally provide for the appointment of a trusted executor/s and the leaving of gifts to chosen beneficiaries. They may also appoint guardians for minor children and...

Why your company needs a Shareholder Agreement

Starting a business requires careful planning and consideration. A failure to allow for unforeseen events or for ways to resolve future disagreements could put your new venture at considerable risk. The repercussions of failing to plan are clearly illustrated in a...

What to do if you can’t find your trust deed

Losing a trust deed is not something anyone plans to do. Not only is a lost trust deed inconvenient it can also have serious consequences. Even if the trust is able to continue operating, without having the trust deed to reference it may be very difficult, if not...

Choosing a Business Structure

There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company. The choice of business structure is an important decision...

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...