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Spousal Maintenance – What To Expect

The breakdown of a marriage is almost always an emotionally taxing experience for both partners. While there is the emotion and stress that is usually at the forefront of a separation, there are a multitude of other factors that need to be considered during the process. Often, the first issue that needs to be addressed when a long-term relationship deteriorates is how the shared assets of the couple are to be divided. Continue reading Spousal Maintenance – What To Expect

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Received a lot of annoying emails lately? Here’s why that’s a good thing.

Phones the country over can be heard buzzing as emails filter through at an almost constant rate. Websites are reaching out to remind people to ‘stay in touch’ or ‘let them know that you want to hear more’.

The reason for this sudden burst of contact from online service providers and websites is not merely a meaningless reminder of their existence, but actually a result of new and strict privacy laws implemented recently in Europe. These laws have been introduced under the EU General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR). Continue reading Received a lot of annoying emails lately? Here’s why that’s a good thing.

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Airbnb & The Law On The Gold Coast

Launched in 2008, San Francisco-based hospitality marketplace Airbnb is presenting uniquely modern hurdles for regulatory systems ill-prepared for sharing economy services. The website, which allows lot owners to rent out their spaces; whether a whole apartment in Surfers Paradise, a treehouse in the Currumbin Valley, or a bedroom in Robina, has proven to be a popular alternative to traditional models of accommodation. Continue reading Airbnb & The Law On The Gold Coast

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The Ins and Outs Of Binding Financial Agreements

The deterioration of a loving relationship is usually a dreaded outcome for all those involved.

In addition to the emotional toll it takes on a person, there is always the added stress of dividing up property and finances. Add on top of this a potential custodial battle for any children involved, and you have the recipe for a protracted and emotional legal battle. Continue reading The Ins and Outs Of Binding Financial Agreements

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Are Lawyers the new Tax Collectors? – Changes to Conveyancing

The latest Federal budget proposed a number of amendments to the capital gains tax regime. A particular focus of these changes are directed to addressing housing affordability in Australia while also seeking to improve compliance by foreign investors of their tax obligations. These amendments built upon regulations introduced in last year’s budget.

Continue reading Are Lawyers the new Tax Collectors? – Changes to Conveyancing

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Unclaimed Money – Do You Have Any?

Have you lost track of old bank accounts, shares, superannuation or life insurance policies? Have you moved address and cannot recall whether you notified a company or firm who may be holding money on your behalf such as your lawyer, real estate agent or accountant? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may have unclaimed money. Continue reading Unclaimed Money – Do You Have Any?