An estate plan involves more than signing a Will and storing it in a ‘safe place’. Estate planning requires a holistic approach in consideration of a person’s present circumstances and foreseeable future.
There are many names for Binding Financial Agreements or BFA’s, including;
- Pre-nuptial Agreements (commonly known as pre-nups),
- Post-nuptial Agreements (post-nups);
- Settlement Agreements; and
- Cohabitation Agreements.
The February PGA mini golf challenge, hosted by the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, provided an opportunity for the Hede Byrne & Hall family to put their skills (or lack-there-of in some cases) to the test in support of a good cause. Continue reading “The February PGA mini golf challenge”
Terms of Trade are the terms and conditions on which a business sells goods and services to customers and on which they buy goods and services from suppliers.
These terms form the basis for the trading relationships for all businesses.
If a business is the supplier of goods or services then it should have written terms of trade which: Continue reading “Protecting your cashflow – the importance of your terms of trade”
For the past 150 years when completing a property settlement it has been necessary for lawyers and banks to meet up to check and swap documents and bank cheques.
The party that ended up with the documents then had to lodge them at the Land Registry and notify government authorities about the transaction. Continue reading “E-conveyancing: The Way Of The Future”
Following a separation, parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle, we encourage our clients to reach an agreement with the other parent, if possible and reasonable to do so, without the need to resort to the Family Law courts, which will save on legal fees. Continue reading “Children’s care arrangements following separation”
2018 marks the first year of a new relationship between Hede Byrne & Hall Lawyers and the Coolaroo Football Club with Hede Byrne & Hall becoming a corporate sponsor.
The connection with Coolaroo Football Club stems from an existing long-standing relationship with Director Jon Wiedman (pictured) who this year tackled the tough role as coach of the men’s senior team. Continue reading “Congratulations Coolaroo Football Club!”
Testamentary trusts can be very effective estate planning tools to assist in providing for spouses, children and grandchildren, and are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of their advantages.
A Testamentary Trust is any trust established under a will, but the term is usually used in the context of a discretionary family trust established under a will. Continue reading “Testamentary Trusts”
The Federal Government has enacted legislation extending the unfair contract term protections of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) to the small business sector.
Under the new laws, a Court is able to declare that a term of a standard form small business contract is void if the term is unfair. Continue reading “Extension of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses”
When renting business related property it is important for both Landlords and Tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the rights and obligations that they each have, the document that governs this relationship is usually a Commercial Lease.
Continue reading “Understanding a Commercial Lease”