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Exercising an option under a retail or commercial lease

Exercising an option under a retail or commercial lease

If a retail or commercial lease includes an option period, it typically will require that the Lessee exercise their option if they intend to renew the lease. The option period does not automatically renew.
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Accepting less than 10% deposit when selling property

What if I accept less than 10% deposit when selling my property?

We look at the risks and benefits associated with accepting a lower deposit (like 5%) than has been traditionally accepted when selling property.
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The importance of severing joint tenancy during family law proceedings

The importance of severing joint tenancy during family law proceedings

A primary reason to sever a joint tenancy after separation is to protect your interest in property should you die unexpectedly.
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Why you need to update your Will after separation

Do I need to update my Will after separation?

Our top 3 things that can be done to safeguard you and your estate, until family law proceedings are finalised.
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Property settlement consent orders

How long do Consent Orders take for family law property settlement?

Even though your property settlement agreement may be amicable at first, it might now always be that way. Formalising your agreement with Consent Orders will ensure it is legally binding but that process can be time-consuming. We explore some of the reasons for delays.
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How does an AVO effect parenting orders?

How does an Apprehended Violence Order effect Parenting Orders?

In this article, we examine the impact of an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) on any Parenting Orders that are in place in your family law matter.
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Disclosure in family law

What is disclosure in family law?

We outline why disclosure is important and provide information on some of the common misunderstandings and frequently asked questions about what disclosure is and why disclosure is required in a family law matter.
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A guide to using Testamentary Discretionary Trusts

A guide to using Testamentary Discretionary Trusts

Testamentary Discretionary Trusts are a very useful and beneficial tool that can be provided for your family in your Will. But it is important that your family is aware of those benefits and does not immediately fear that using the Trust will be too complex or difficult.
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Differences between joint tenants and tenants in common

Should I purchase property as joint tenants or tenants in common

The two options when purchasing property with others are to purchase as either joint tenants or tenants in common. Here, we explore the differences.
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Rate adjustments and other expenses due at settlement

Calculating rates and other expenses when buying or selling property

In this article, we outline how the balance to be paid by a purchaser on completion of a property conveyance, is calculated when considering these rates and expenses.
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How does a discretionary trust work in relation to my Will?

Is my family or discretionary trust included in my estate?

If you have assets in a family or discretionary trust or you’re looking to create a family or discretionary trust, then the way the trust would be dealt with under your Will or estate should be considered.
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Benefits of a binding death benefit nomination in superannuation

Should I make a superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination?

If you complete a Binding Death Benefit Nomination, the proceeds of superannuation should be paid in accordance with the nomination and not be part of the assets of your estate.
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