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DO WE NEED TO INVOLVE THE COURT IN RELATION TO OUR PARENTING PLAN?

DO WE NEED TO INVOLVE THE COURT IN RELATION TO OUR PARENTING PLAN? Wed, 4 Jul 18
During a separation many couples are able to put aside their differences to focus on the best interests of the children, despite the common misconception that ‘separation often turns ugly’. If this sounds like you and your former spouse, you do not necessarily need to go to Court to finalise orders in relation to your children. Instead, you can document your agreed parenting arrangements in relation to your children in a parenting plan, which is less formal than court orders, however is not legally binding.

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PROPERTY TRANSACTION CHANGES FROM 1 JULY 2018

PROPERTY TRANSACTION CHANGES FROM 1 JULY 2018 Wed, 4 Jul 18
We have previously written about the numerous changes to the Additional Foreign Acquirers Duty for property purchases in Australia by foreigners, and several of the major changes stemming from the 2017 budget have come into effect on 1 July 2018. As a result of the mid-year fiscal economic review, it is expected that the foreign acquirer duty rate is going to increase from the current 3% to 7%. Transitional arrangements for contracts entered into before 1 July 2018 but settling after that date have not yet been confirmed, and accordingly, foreign persons intending on purchasing property in Queensland should consider the timing of their transactions in light of the recent changes.

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PURCHASING A BUSINESS - WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?

PURCHASING A BUSINESS - WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW? Wed, 4 Jul 18
If you are looking at purchasing a business or are in the process of same, there are a few things you should consider: • are there any specific terms that you wish to include in the Contract/offer, or are there terms already in the Contract/Offer which you need clarification on before signing; • what is the most appropriate entity in which to purchase the business for asset protection and tax minimisation; • does there need to be a clause inserted to restrain the seller or other key staff from competing against you in the future;

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WHY SPECIAL CONDITIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN YOUR CONVEYANCING CONTRACT

WHY SPECIAL CONDITIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN YOUR CONVEYANCING CONTRACT Wed, 30 May 18
Buying or selling a property is one of the biggest financial transactions you will undertake in your lifetime, and it is important to ensure that the contract is drafted correctly, takes into consideration your individual circumstances and accurately reflects the agreement reached between the parties. Affinity Lawyers recommends that you should always have your contract reviewed by one of our experienced property lawyers prior to signing to ensure that you are aware of all of your obligations under the contract. Further, this will provide you the chance to receive advice on the inclusion of special conditions (if any are required) that may assist with protecting your interests.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PET AFTER I DIE?

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PET AFTER I DIE? Wed, 30 May 18
Although it is not something we want to contemplate, the truth is it is better to be prepared for our passing than to bury our heads in the sand and hope it all works out when the time comes. Apart from making your families life easier during a difficult time, having a comprehensive and well thought out Will can also protect your furry friends in the event of your passing. Whilst many pet owners don’t like to consider their pets ‘property’, in the eyes of the law they are treated as chattels, and therefore can be passed to your beneficiaries.

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BUSINESS SUCCESSION & ESTATE PLANNING

BUSINESS SUCCESSION & ESTATE PLANNING Wed, 30 May 18
Clients are often unsure of why they need to consider business succession and estate planning matters pertaining to their business. The analogy we often use is, why spend all of your life working hard to save and build up your assets, only to leave them completely unprotected and at the mercy of third parties or creditors in the event that something unfortunate happens to you or your business. Each individual circumstance requires considered legal advice, and the options suggested for you will vary depending on your existing business set up, assets/liabilities, future goals and wealth creation strategy.

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