Contesting A Will – What Do You Need To Know?

What is the difference between challenging a Will and contesting a Will? Challenging a Will is different to contesting a Will. Challenging a Will means bringing a case alleging that the Will is not valid, for example that it was executed improperly or under duress, or...

Business and Personal Debt Recovery Options

Letters of demand A lawyer’s letter of demand is the first step if you have a debt that is going unpaid. Usually, the cost of issuing such a letter will not be high, however if the debtor disregards the demand you will have to take further action as detailed below....

Estate Planning & Will Preparation – A Checklist

There are many reasons to have a Will in place. Many people are prompted by events such as buying a property, getting married or having children, or getting divorced – all great reasons to have a Will in place. Bear in mind that if you marry, your existing Will...

Bankruptcy or Insolvency Agreements – What Are Your Options?

What are the effects of declaring bankruptcy and when may bankruptcy be the right choice for you? People with large debts which may have been incurred as a result of a failed business venture or due to consumer spending on credit cards do need to consider whether in...

Fiduciary Obligations: The Responsibilities And Duties Of Directors

Directors of companies large and small need to be aware of their fiduciary obligations and duties owed to a company as directors. The Corporations Act 2001 sets out four main duties owed by directors: To act with care and diligence: Section 180 of the Corporations Act...

Remedies For Shareholders Who Believe They Are Being Treated Unfairly

We regularly see client’s who are having trouble getting on with co-owners of the company they are invested in, whether their involvement be as co-directors or just shareholders. In some cases, it becomes apparent that the treatment of shareholders by the directors or...

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

In conversation with my clients about estate planning and asset protection, it would be no surprise to you that there are a number of frequently asked questions that most business owners ask. I thought I would run you through some of these and the key aspects of the...

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