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]

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]

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]

The importance of personalised advice in navigating ambiguous information

31 August

In an era saturated with information, the need for personalised advice tailored to an individual’s unique financial situation is paramount. Whether it’s in the business world, investment markets, or personal finance, we are bombarded with advice...[Read More]

Family Law – a complex and stressful journey

20 July

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]

The Trouble With Being the Executor of an Estate

13 July

Being appointed as the executor of an estate is a significant responsibility that requires careful consideration. While it may be an honour to be entrusted with this important role by a loved one, the reality is that estates can be quite...[Read More]

How a testamentary trust can be used for wills and estates

15 June

The significance of choosing the appropriate structure to make the protection and maintenance of your assets possible cannot be overstated. This is necessary regardless of whether you have acquired your fortune on your own or through inheritance. In...[Read More]

What to do when a loved one passes away

1 June

Handling the death of someone you love can be one of the most challenging experiences in life. When a loved one passes away, complex emotions rise to the surface, depending on the quality of your relationship with the one who died. You may need to...[Read More]

The risks of being a loan ‘guarantor’

13 April

Issuing loans or lending money comes with certain risks. This is why the majority of lenders require that borrowers provide a guarantor for their loan. If the borrower is unable to repay the debt on their own, a guarantor promises to do so in...[Read More]