Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Right to disconnect laws pass federal parliament

15 February

Employees will now have the right to disconnect from work out of hours, after industrial relations changes passed parliament. Under the workplace reforms, employees will have the right to ignore unreasonable calls and emails outside of their...[Read More]

Some reasons why you should discuss inheritance planning with your family

25 January

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example,...[Read More]

Family Law – can be a complex and stressful journey

18 January

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues, including divorce, child support, and custody, and navigating through these matters can be an intricate and emotionally challenging experience for all parties involved. In Australia, family law...[Read More]

Cyber hackers break into Victorian court recordings

3 January

Victoria’s court system has been hit by a cyber attack, with hackers accessing weeks worth of recorded hearings. Court Services Victoria was first made aware of the infiltration on December 21 but it’s believed the audio visual technology...[Read More]

Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform – new law coming into effect

3 January

The ATO will administer and oversee Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement for 4 unique DGR categories.   From 1 January 2024, the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform new law comes into effect, transferring administrative...[Read More]

When should you start thinking about Estate Planning?

20 December

With the end of the year fast approaching and the dawn of the New Year on the horizon, it’s crucial to shift our focus towards estate planning. Often underestimated, this financial aspect tends to take a backseat in the lives of many Australians....[Read More]

Taxpayers cop fines after using unregistered tax agent

13 December

An unregistered tax accountant exposed her clients to fines and unexpected tax bills after unlawfully lodging hundreds of returns filled with dodgy deductions. Perth-based Jessa Van Stroe, who is also known as Jessa Layola, was not registered with...[Read More]

Insurance coverage designed to keep families financially protected

23 November

Protecting one’s family is a vital aspect of parenting, and every parent has their own unique ideas about what it means to keep their loved ones safe. As a parent, you feel the need to protect and keep your children safe, especially in the early...[Read More]

Navigating the Emotional and Financial Aspects of Inheriting Wealth

16 November

Inheriting wealth, while often a sign of a loved one’s thoughtfulness, also brings a mix of emotions and responsibilities. It’s a time that calls for both emotional support and practical financial planning. Taking the time to grieve and process...[Read More]

Ask yourself these 5 things before buying life insurance

19 October

Like any other insurance policy, life insurance has many variations to meet different users’ needs. Thus, before choosing one, you must determine what you need in a life insurance policy. The best way to determine the best policy is by evaluating...[Read More]

Five ‘Must Dos’ for Employees Who Want to Become Business Owners

12 October

Are you ready to make the jump from employee to business owner? While starting your own business can seem daunting, there are lots of things you can do to improve your chances of success. Having an experienced mentor with an accounting background...[Read More]

How you can help your child with buying their first home

12 October

In today’s economic climate, it’s increasingly common to help your child with their first home. In this article, we’re going to look at three options to help you do this. Why not take a look at the pros and cons of each and choose the one...[Read More]

Stress, Time, and Money: The Impact of Commercial Legal Disputes

5 October

In the complex world of business, commercial disputes are a common occurrence that can be both challenging and draining. Whether it involves a disagreement between two businesses or an issue with a supplier or client, commercial disputes are never...[Read More]

Farm Succession Planning: Balancing Financial and Emotional Aspects for Generational Transition

28 September

The Challenge Facing Farm Owners  The complexity of farm succession planning extends beyond mere financial transactions. For farm owners, navigating the transition of a generational asset such as a farm is both an economic and emotional endeavour....[Read More]