Christopher Alfonso

Director

Chris’ primary areas of practice are:

Chris is one of our Wills, trusts, estates and commercial law lawyers. He also works in the area of property law.

Wills & Estates

Chris works with clients in the development of a comprehensive estate plan to effectively manage their affairs and protect their wealth, both during their lifetime and following their death. In doing so, Chris ensures that clients’ estate plans are customised to suit their individual needs and circumstances.

Succession Law

Chris also works in the area of Disputed Wills and claims for further provision from estates (Family Provision Claims).

Commercial & Business Law

Chris assists clients to navigate the requirements and challenges that they may face during:

  • the initial acquisition of a business;
  • the structure and operational setup of a business; or
  • the sale of a business.

His economics background has provided him with a broad and effective understanding of the challenges faced by businesses.

Property Law

Chris has experience in handling a range of transactions including residential and commercial matters; sales, purchases and leasing.  He will work with his clients to ensure that the sale or purchase of property is handled thoroughly, effectively and in a timely manner.

Memberships | Volunteer Positions

  • Law Society of New South Wales - Member

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Recent articles by Christopher

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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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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Things you need to consider when adding your partner to your property title.

Stamp duty exemptions when transferring property to include a partner or spouse

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.
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What is a ‘no contest’ clause in a Will and are they valid?

What is a 'no contest' clause in a Will and is there a better option?

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.
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