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A guide to the importance of pre-purchase inspections when purchasing property in NSW

Pre-purchase property inspections NSW

When purchasing property in NSW, it's important to take steps before exchanging contracts, including if purchasing at auction or where no cooling off period applies, to ensure you know the property and how you are going to purchase it.
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Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay in NSW

Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay

The remote witnessing of important legal documents such as Wills, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits over audio-visual link technology is now here to stay in NSW!
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Primary considerations when choosing who to be executor in your Will

Who should be the executor of a Will?

How to choose the executor of your Will is a question regularly asked but there is no simple answer to it. In this blog, we explore some of the common things to consider when choosing your executor.
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Relocating with children after separation

Relocating with children after separation

It's not unusual for a parent to relocate after separation and wishes to take the children with them. There are options, if agreement cannot be reached about child relocation.
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The crucial differences between divorce and property settlement

Crucial differences between divorce and property settlement

This blog aims to dispel some common misunderstandings about the interplay between obtaining a divorce and finalising your property settlement formally.
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Explore the processes for transferring a property to a surviving spouse in the event of death

Transferring property to a spouse or partner after death

If you own property in NSW and intend for the title in the property to pass to your spouse in the event of your death, the process of ensuring this occurs is different depending on how the property is owned
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How are pets treated in family law disputes?

Who gets the family pets after separation or divorce?

As time goes on, we are seeing our pets more and more as an integral part of the family. Whilst we may see our pets like our children, the Family Court of Australia does not see it that way.
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Paper certificates of title to be abolished in NSW by late 2021

NSW paper Certificates of Titles to be abolished

In May 2021, the NSW Parliament passed a Bill allowing for the cancellation of paper Certificates of Title. What does this mean for your Certificate of Title?
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What are pre-action procedures in my family law matter?

Pre-action procedures before filing in Family Law Courts

Before initiating Court proceedings in the Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia, parties should comply with all pre-action procedures unless they are exempt.
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The benefits and conditions in setting up a life estate/life interest.

What is a life estate or life interest in a Will?

A life estate is a term used to describe a type of “ownership” or use of property (or other assets) for the duration of a person’s life. It is commonly referred to as a life interest.
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When I purchase property, at what point will stamp duty be due?

At what point of my NSW property transaction will stamp duty be payable?

Stamp duty (now called transfer duty in NSW) is a tax imposed by the NSW Government upon the transfer of the title to the property from a Vendor to a Purchaser. In this blog, we look at when NSW stamp duty is payable on property transactions for both commercial and residential properties.
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What is a shareholders agreement and should my company have one?

What is a shareholders agreement and should my company have one?

A shareholders agreement is a company document which sets out what shareholders can and cannot do, together with the rights and obligations of the role of shareholder.
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