If you have recently purchased a property or are in the midst of buying your first property with another person, you may have come across the terms “joint tenancy” and “tenants in common”. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, let us break it down for you. Whether you are purchasing a property […]
It is easier said than done to remain “calm, cool and collected” in a heated situation. When in a tense environment, staying level-headed is often difficult when emotions take control. If you are finding yourself thinking with your heart, instead of your head, here are some negotiation tips to help you keep your head in […]
When one thinks of negotiating, the word “compromise” comes to mind, and most of us typically do not want to make large compromises. If you are someone who likes getting their way (because let’s face it, who doesn’t?), there is a negotiation process called win-win negotiating which involves both parties walking away with their desired […]
Your Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement (BATNA), is defined as the most advantageous alternative that a negotiating party can take if negotiations fail and an agreement cannot be made. In other words, a party’s BATNA is the true measure by which any proposed agreement should be assessed. Used in negotiation tactics, it is never wise […]
Have you been looking at ways to legally protect your small business? We have included six simple steps that we would recommend every business owner should follow when starting a new business. Correct Business Structure Ensure you have the correct structure for your business. It can make the difference between you successfully selling a business and […]
Pets and companion animals are important parts of our lives and family. Did you know that without a relevant Will in place, your final wishes including plans for your pets may not be carried out in the way you want?
Over the past five years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of wills being contested.
Factors contributing to this surge include Australia’s ageing population – with more people living longer, there has been an increase in age-related illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The Queensland Government is introducing new Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Health Directive forms from 30th November 2020.
For many of us, the biggest investment we will make will be the purchase of property including our own home.
The Supreme Court of Queensland has recently confirmed the making of a binding death benefit nomination (BDBN) is a financial matter.