Unintended Beneficiaries Are Pocketing Millions

By James Kelly, Elder Law specialist from Owen Hodge Lawyers   Millions of dollars are being pocketed by unintended beneficiaries as a direct result of people either not having a Will or not…

Don’t Become A Victim – Avoid The Quagmire

By James Kelly, Elders Law specialist from Owen Hodge Lawyers   Australia’s ageing population is increasingly exploring retirement and aged care accommodation options. However many individuals…

What Is Tearing Families Apart?

The Problem - Finance    As the cost of living continues its upward spiral, increasing pressure is being placed on families and individuals to effectively manage their budgets. Recently released…

Money in super is protected from creditors, right? Answer: Sort of.

Insolvency Update - Spring 2013 Section 116(2)(d) of the Bankruptcy Act provides that the interests of the bankrupt in a regulated superannuation fund is excluded from property divisible amongst the…

Contracting out of the PPSA and releases

Contracting out of PPSA security provisions Much has been said about the PPSA since its inception on 30 January 2012. But very little has been said about the application of Chapter 4 which deals with…

Tax issues in the sale of a business

Tax issues in the sale of a business there are structural issues to consider in relation to the sale of IP whether or not it is part of a business sale. Depreciating Assets - Not CGT-able While a…