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Business Structures: Partnerships – the pros and cons

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. In Australia, there are 4 common business structures – sole trader, partnership, trust and company. Different business...

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Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

The recent death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, emphasises the importance of planning your electronic after-life.Mr Cotton’s death in India at the age of 30,...

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Tips for dealing with an insurance investigator

 Why do insurance companies use Investigators? If you hadn’t considered this before you can now probably guess this answer.Private investigators are supposed to be unbiased fact gatherers and are not to ignore any evidence discovered. They should only be...

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A Guide to Shareholder Agreements

A company constitution is usually drafted in a standard format and does not provide protection for shareholders in the event of a dispute between them or where issues arise not covered by the constitution.A shareholder agreement, which properly outlines...

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Does your superannuation policy cover you for disability?

Many of us are guilty of not reading the clauses in our superannuation fund documents and are just content to let our employer make fortnightly contributions and hope that we have enough money put away to retire on if the time ever arrives. However, in...

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Can your ex-de facto inherit under your Will?

Once upon a time you were happily living together with your de facto partner. Roses were bought, dinners were cooked, finances were shared, and Wills were signed leaving all your assets to the other partner in the event of what you then thought of as the...

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Business structures – trusts

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at trusts - how to set up a trust...

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Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary trusts can be very effective estate planning tools to assist in providing for spouses, children and grandchildren, and are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of their advantages.A Testamentary Trust is any trust...

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