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Buying a Small Business

Things to Consider When Buying a Small Business

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There are a lot of compelling reasons to buy an established small business. Existing customers, trained staff, good will and immediate cashflow can all make the purchase of an operating small business a sound investment.

Divorce

Are Family Trusts Protected From Divorce?

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The popularity of trust structures is because they offer some significant advantages when it comes to the amount of tax you need to pay on income, as well as a way to protect assets.

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COVID 19 Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Queensland has once again closed its borders to NSW and the ACT.

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COVID-19 Update

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Queensland has once again closed its borders to NSW and the ACT.

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Who Stays in the House if We Separate?

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Before any discussion about who gets what and how the kids will be cared for, perhaps one of the most distressing aspects of family breakdown is the more immediate concern about who gets to stay in the house and who has to leave.

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Social Media and Family Law – Dos and Don’ts!

Like many people, I struggle to remember a time before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pintrest. The usage of social media has become a societal norm, with the ability to instantaneously communicate and publish to the world information and content at will.

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How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation With Your Family Lawyer

During the breakdown of a relationship, people often find it difficult to consider their future and the direction they want to go. Often in our experience, getting advice at an early stage (even before you decide to separate) can give you the clarity and empowerment to move forward confidently and with purpose.

What Needs to be Done When Your Relationship Ends

What Needs to be Done When Your Relationship Ends

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The end of a relationship is one of the most difficult times in any person’s life. Making the grief and trauma that accompanies this event even harder to deal with is the fact that many important life matters need to be decided.

Can I see the will

Can I See the Will?

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Once someone dies there is often a queue of people interested in discovering the terms of the will. This raises the question: who is allowed to see the deceased’s will? Once upon a time the people who were allowed to see the will be limited, but legislation now provides the structure by which certain peopleRead More »Can I See the Will?
What Does Separation & Divorce Mean?

What Does Separation & Divorce Mean?

The terms ‘separation’ and ‘divorce’ are often used interchangeably by people but in fact, in the unfortunate event of a relationship breakdown, they mean quite different things and carry different legal implications. Separation In the area of family law, separation is a recognition between either a married or de facto couple that their relationship has brokenRead More »What Does Separation & Divorce Mean?
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Time Limits in Family Law Matters

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For most of us, the realisation that a relationship can’t be salvaged is emotionally devastating. Acknowledging this is especially difficult for couples who have been together for a long time, or who have children together. In any case, trying to figure out what to do next can be overwhelming. What you need to remember isRead More »Time Limits in Family Law Matters
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Do You Need Help with Family Law Matters?

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Divorce, separation, conscious uncoupling. All result in the dissolution of a relationship, almost half of which involve children. Luckily, there are many resources available to families and individuals facing the daunting tasks of divorce and separation. Alternative Family Dispute Resolution Many families seek to avoid actually going to court if at all possible, especially whenRead More »Do You Need Help with Family Law Matters?
Purchasing Land with a Pre Existing Lease - Big Law

Purchasing land with a pre-existing lease: Reversal of Commissioner of State Revenue v Di Sipio & Anor [2015] QCA 198.

Purchasing land with a pre-existing lease [divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][nectar_btn size="large" button_style="regular" button_color_2="Extra-Color-1" icon_family="none" url="/contact-us/" text="Make an appointment"] On 20 October 2015 the Queensland Court of Appeal, in the case of Commissioner of State Revenue v Di Sipio & Anor [2015] QCA 198, held that a couple purchasing their first home had not disposed ofRead More »Purchasing land with a pre-existing lease: Reversal of Commissioner of State Revenue v Di Sipio & Anor [2015] QCA 198.