Is it legal to build your parent’s Wills

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18/05/2020

Is it legal to build your parent’s Wills

Is it legal to build your parent’s Wills in Australia? Children are worried about the defacto death duties of CGT, income tax and stamp duty. Adult children, in particular, don’t want to pay the 32% Super non-dependency tax. Basic Testamentary Trusts and Super Proceeds Trusts are out of date. The 3-Generation Testamentary Trusts […]
27/03/2020

How to sign a Will in isolation, lockdown and quarantine

How to sign your Wills in isolation and lockdown Due to the Coronavirus, best practice is to avoid strangers and non-family members. However, a Will is only witnessed by strangers and persons unrelated to you. During ‘lockdowns’ you cannot leave your home. The only witnesses may be your next-door neighbours. […]
12/07/2019

How to legally murder a person in Australia, legal suicide

How to legally murder a person in Victoria Action films take murder lightly. With the use of a gun or a knife; a person’s life can end. Life goes on. In the real world, this is not the case. The right to die requires you tick many boxes. You need […]
05/05/2019

Australian pets in Wills

Pets in Wills I grew up with dogs, cats, birds and other pets. They are now an important part of our son’s life and development. Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. Over 62% of Australian households own pets. There are more than 24 million pets in […]
19/04/2019

Is your employee Mental Health Policy up-to-date?

Australian employers pay out over half a billion dollars each year for work-related mental health conditions.  For the first time, a State government has set out a code of practice for the mental health of fly-in-fly-out workers. Build on our website all the Policies you need to ensure you comply with this […]
14/04/2019

Is my Australian Will valid for overseas assets?

    Are Legal Consolidated Wills valid for overseas assets? We are forever travelling. I spent two years with my wife and son to complete my doctorate in tax and estate planning in England. Many of us have insurance, real estate, bank accounts and pension funds overseas. When you build […]
25/01/2019

Can you steal money using your parents’ Power of Attorney?

e Using a Power of Attorney to steal money In Estate Planning, you have many ways of protecting yourself and your family. For example, Divorce Protection Trusts and Loans to Children. However, while you are still alive Enduring POAs and Medical/Lifestyle POAs are the biggest protection. The person receiving your […]
21/09/2018

Do all Casual Employees now get Annual Leave? Some casual workers, are not casual.

Do all Casual Employees now get Annual Leave? Just paying your employee as a casual is not enough. You need a complying Employment Contract. Is your casual employee: casual or permanent? Your answer affects: 1. paid leave 2. notice of termination 3. redundancy pay 4. public holidays 5. access to […]