Thoroughly preparing your business for sale will save you time, frustration and often, money, when it comes time to progress and finalise the transaction. There are some key issues to consider when selling a business and, in this blog, we highlight our top 7 tips.
An annulment of a marriage is not the same as a divorce. Annulment of your marriage is a legal declaration that there was no legal marriage between the parties even though a marriage ceremony may have taken place.
Detailing the distribution of specific property or other assets to individuals in your Will needs careful consideration. We look at three matters where the Will-maker left specific items to specific people in their Will. Those instructions led to some inequity for beneficiaries when dealing with the deceased estate.
Deciding to make a gift to a charity in your Will is a commendable act. But there does need to be some consideration as to what you wish to achieve by the gift. You also need to be mindful of the potential for a family provision claim against your estate.
There is no legislation at the moment in Australia which addresses the change of ownership of digital assets after death. But, given the prevalence of digital assets, it is increasingly likely that legislation will be put into place in the future.
We have recently received a number of queries where the original Will of the deceased is missing or lost. It may be that a copy of the Will has been found but not the original document. The question then is what to do and whether a Grant of Probate can still be made where only a copy of the Will is located.
Often, when getting started with the administration of a deceased estate, the focus is to work towards preparing a Grant of Probate. But, is it always necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate? The answer is, often, but not always.
Registration of a lease refers to the process of formally recording the lease on the title of the landlord’s property and noting on title that the tenant has an interest in the property under the terms of the lease. It’s an important step in protecting the interests of both parties.
Parties to family law proceedings may consider lodging a caveat on property not in their name, however, this is not a straightforward process. There are complex criteria which must be met before anyone can lodge a caveat on property, including after separation or divorce.