Dramatic changes to Probate

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By the end of 2018, the legal profession in South Australia will have experienced a dramatic change. Probate is turning digital. As of the 26th of November 2018, the Probate Registry will have completely transitioned to an online system for managing probate applications. The new system is called CourtSA. How will it be different from the […]

The basics of Capital Gains Tax

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To help address the complexities of taxation, we have put together a short guide to understanding the basics of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). What is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Simply, CGT is a tax on the profit made on the disposal of a capital asset. That is, if you buy property for $400,000 and subsequently […]

What do I need to know about aged care?

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Now that my loved ones are growing older, what do I need to know about aged care? Although the future of an individual is uncertain, some careful planning for the possibility of requiring aged care accommodation can be provide some reassurance about what lays ahead. The virtue of aged care is that the sooner you […]

Can your Will be contested?

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A Will is a written declaration of how property is to be distributed upon the maker’s death, but can your Will be contested? Lawyers prepare Wills in accordance with strigent guidelines and procedures. Surely this means that your testamentary intentions will be honoured and your property distributed as per your wishes. Not necessarily. The Inheritance […]

What happens if I die without a Will?

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If you die without a Will you could be leaving your loved ones with a lot more pain and heartache than just the grief of losing you.  Protect your family from this unnecessary stress by ensuring that you have a valid Will. What happens if I die without a Will? If you die without a […]

The farmer’s wife and the law

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Being a farmer’s wife is not always easy or worry-free, but it offers a unique lifestyle and a wonderful environment in which to raise children. From breeding chickens to helping bale the hay, children learn the value of hard work, earning an income and having respect for others. Farming does bring some special challenges though to ensuring the […]