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.
If you are experiencing an urgent family law matter as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have a dedicated court list to triage COVID-19 related family law issues which are of an urgent or priority nature.
If you own property in NSW in only your name, it may be possible to add your spouse or partner to the title of the property without incurring stamp duty. This blog is intended to explore some of the important considerations before you proceed further with adding your partner to the title.
The recent case of Vince (No 2)  in February 2021 highlights the requirement for parties to financially sever their relationship within the required timeframes and deal with their property settlement.
We are frequently asked to include a 'no contest' clause in Wills. The client’s aim is to avoid a challenge being made against the Will or their estate after their passing. However, a 'no contest' clause is unlikely to be the best protection against someone contesting a Will in NSW.
When purchasing a property by negotiation there can often be an urgency to exchange contracts quickly in order to secure the property at the price agreed and to lock out any other potential purchasers. This can be fraught with risks for the purchaser.
An Enduring Guardian is someone of your choice whom you appoint to make decisions on your behalf concerning your health and wellbeing when you become incapable of, or not in a position to do so yourself.