Windfalls and family law property settlements

The steps involved in determining how property is divided after the breakdown of a relationship generally include: identifying the assets, liabilities and financial resources of the parties; assessing the parties’ financial and non-financial contributions;...

Family law and cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency consists of encrypted digital forms of currency not distributed by banks. It also goes by the name of ‘cryptocurrency’. A popular example of a cryptocurrency is Bitcoin. As cryptocurrencies become more commonly used around the world, so too will their...

Death and superannuation benefits

It is important to understand the interplay of the laws governing superannuation, tax and succession when planning your estate. Appreciating how these laws interact can help avoid some common pitfalls in estate planning and may have a significant impact on the net...

The risks of being an executor – commissions and personal liability

Are you an executor of a Will? Before administering the estate, you should understand that this role involves risks such as personal liability for the expenses of administering the estate. You also should be aware that you may be entitled to commission for your ‘handy...

Tips for getting ready for Family Court

Settling your family law matter in the court system can be stressful, expensive, and most likely, a lengthy process. Understanding the timeline of court directions and procedure will help you prepare for the process. This article provides the most important tips to...