Marriage Act Changes

With the recent changes in the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth), marriage is now legal for ‘2 people’ of any gender. Queensland same-sex couples now considering marriage should be aware of the impact of these changes and how they apply to them, particularly in relation to wills: A will made prior to any marriage will be[…]

Does your Trust Allow You To Do What You Want To Do In Your Will?

A recent Supreme Court case in South Australia highlighted the need to consider the terms of any Trust before taking steps such as the replacement of a Trustee by Will. The most common trusts today are discretionary, therefore the identity of the Trustee and the Principal/Guardian/Appointer is of paramount importance. In the recent case (Reschke),[…]

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Crouch & Lyndon Migration Services

Crouch & Lyndon practice in all areas of immigration law. We understand that moving to a new country can be daunting especially when you plan on applying for a visa for relatives to come visit on a temporary visitor visa subclass 600 or join you as a permanent resident on a contributory parent Subclass 143[…]

Property & Commercial News

Don’t get zapped! Lifes’ a BEEC in the CBD The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program is a regulatory program created under the national Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 (Cwth). The program requires energy efficiency information to be provided, in most cases, when commercial office space exceeding 1000sq is offered for sale or lease. The legislation requires[…]

 Amendments to The Succession Act 1981

 What you need to know To follow on from our July blog about partial revocation of Wills when a de-facto relationship ends by operation of law, legislative changes have also affected Family Provision Claims relating to de-facto relationships. Family Provision Claims are the most common Will and Estate disputes. In the region of 8% of Estates[…]

Amendments to the Succession Act 1981

The world is becoming more complex and as a result, the nuclear model of the traditional Australian family no longer applies today. In keeping with the times, protecting your interest and those of your family, there are unique challenges in wills and estate planning. Nobody wants to think about the possibility of the death of[…]