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The Top 5 Estate Disputes and How to Resolve Them

When someone dies, leaving behind assets, disagreements between those who are left behind can often arise, whether or not a will is in place. Sometimes disagreements can intensify precisely because there is a will in place. As one of the leading estates practices in Adelaide, we have seen just about every problem and dispute. This means we are able to predict with some certainty the ranges of outcomes…

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How to legally protect your family home

It is important to remember that if a person becomes bankrupt, all their assets “vest in”, or become controlled by, their trustee in bankruptcy, who can then sell those assets to pay out the creditors of the bankrupt.

Such assets include the family home of the bankrupt whether the home is registered in the sole name of the bankrupt or the joint names of the bankrupt and their spouse or other family member.

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Dissolving a business partnership

Partnerships are one of the most common business structures. In order to establish a partnership all that is required is two or more individuals carrying on a joint business venture with a view to profit, each incurring liability for losses and the right to share in the profits.

Like a de facto relationship, no formal documentation or procedure is required to establish a partnership.

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The top 10 things to put on your “to do” list if you’re separating

The breakdown of a relationship, whether marital, de facto or same sex, is a very tough event. It can be very hard to concentrate on what you should do, especially early on when emotions are raw and tempers can sometimes be frayed.

Like any challenging time in life, it helps to focus on the positives and to develop an action plan. Some people can be aided by lists of things they should do.

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The Top 10 Duties of an Executor

An executor of a will is the legal personal representative of a person when that person dies. The executor, in a legal sense, “stands in the shoes” of the deceased and must make decisions in relation to their assets and liabilities.

The role is very important and can be onerous and time consuming.

You should therefore choose very wisely when you make the ultimate decision: who is to take care of my affairs when I’m gone?

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