Stamp duty exemptions in Family Law Property Settlements

Stamp duty is the fee that is charged to the purchaser of property. The cost of the duty is determined based upon the sale price of the property being transferred. Therefore, the more valuable the…

What is stress leave & are you entitled to it?

Work-related stress can have a significant impact on an employee’s mental health. And while many are afraid or unwilling to address the issue of mental health in the workplace, it is an important and…

The truth about dividing your assets during a separation

When getting married or entering into a de facto relationship, little (if any) thought is given to ownership of assets and debts. Couples tend to be happy and optimistic; believing that distribution…

Understanding and Planning for Contingent Liabilities

The term contingent liability can sound daunting if it is not understood in its simplest form. It can also cause financial devastation if it is not planned for. Therefore, before entering into any…

Why is goodwill important for businesses?

While it is incredibly important to be a well read, educated, smart business person, it is also wise to be an emotionally intelligent business owner.  A business owner needs to remember that their…

Granny Flats & Capital Gains Tax Exemptions

(Budget 2020-21) Many families with elderly relatives, be they aunts, uncles, grandparents or even aging parents, want to be able to invite these family members to live within a reasonable distance…