What To Consider When Buying A Business

What To Consider When Buying A Business

A business could easily be one of the most expensive purchases of your life - especially if you get it wrong. Much like buying a house, before you commit to anything you should get the foundation and structure thoroughly checked over. However, much unlike a house, a business comes with so many more complications that if not properly assessed could…

Choosing The Right Structure For Your Business

Choosing The Right Structure For Your Business

When setting up a new business, one of the most important things to consider is not the name, but the legal structure. Whether you’ve been in business all your life or just getting started - professional advice on the best structure for your new business could be invaluable. You need to consider how many people are going to be a…

Deceased Estates – When Should I Review My Will?

Deceased Estates – When Should I Review My Will?

Many people are unsure as to when they should consult a professional lawyer to review their will after they have originally made it. The general rule is to review every two to three years or whenever a significant event in your life takes place. This will ensure the will is always current and valid to avoid any troublesome situations for…

What if I Die Without a Will?

What if I Die Without a Will?

Dying without a well drafted legally valid Will can leave your family members and loved ones in an uncomfortable and difficult situation to deal with your assets when you die. A Will is the only legal way to ensure that the people you care about benefit from your property and assets, (referred to as your “estate”) after you are gone.…

Can a Parent Leave an Adult Child Out of a Will?

Can a Parent Leave an Adult Child Out of a Will?

At Antunes Lawyers, we are often asked to advise clients about whether an adult child can be left out of a Will, or left a smaller portion of the Estate. The answer often depends on the circumstances. In today’s society, it is not unusual for parents to come into conflict or become estranged from an adult child. This can occur…

Can I Lose My Inheritance to My Ex in Divorce Proceedings?

Can I Lose My Inheritance to My Ex in Divorce Proceedings?

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, the ties between property settlement and divorce can be difficult to disentangle. Many clients approach us asking whether their inheritance may be lost in settlement proceedings, and while the short answer is often a “yes”, there is a range of circumstances for the Court to consider – and for the couple…

Can My Assets Be Protected from Divorce?

Can My Assets Be Protected from Divorce?

The property settlement process is one of the toughest parts of a separation and it’s important to take care of your interests. You can protect your assets with a personalised, strategised trust – an arrangement that is specifically drafted to match your needs and circumstances. Selecting Your Trust In order to legally protect your assets, it's essential to choose the…

Is Child Maintenance Tax Deductible?

Is Child Maintenance Tax Deductible?

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down and there are children involved, you may find yourself having to pay child support. Child support payments are not tax deductible and if you’re paying child support, the actual cost is much higher than the set amount because it is paid with after-tax money, meaning you need to earn a greater…