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Estate Planning – 10 Misconceptions

01 July 2019 | Estate Planning |

Everything will go to my Spouse so I don’t need a Will ... My Superannuation death benefits will follow my Will ... A Will is only for old people ... and other misconceptions debunked!

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Checklist for Executors

01 July 2019 | Legal Developments |

The role of an Executor of someone’s Will is an important and responsible one. It can also be complex and time consuming particularly at a time of often great emotional distress but you do not need to go through this alone.  The team at Nexus can help.

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Family Business – keeping it together

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

While family businesses account for approximately 70% of all business in Australia, inter-generational longevity is limited with few businesses surviving to …

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How the buy sell agreement works

28 June 2019 | Business Structuring |

You may have heard of the concept of a business succession or “buy/ sell” that deals with the exit of a business proprietor in the event of an event such as death or disablement.  Here is how it works based on a case study and solution.

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Powers of Attorney: all the same…right?

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

A Power of Attorney is just as important as a Will. Power of Attorney documents should never be a “tick and flick” type document and the powers conferred should always be carefully considered.

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Inheritances and “problem” beneficiaries

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

What do I do if I am concerned about leaving an inheritance to a “problem” beneficiary? In this article Tim Donlan considers this problem and offers some possible solutions.

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Sperm donation and parentage – High Court to decide

28 June 2019 | Family Law |

The High Court of Australia has been called upon to hear an appeal regarding the legal parentage of a child “B” born as a result of an artificial insemination procedure. 

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A short word on digital estate planning

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

In late 2018, Gerald Cotton, CEO of Quadriga CX (Canada’s largest crypto currency exchange), died, age 30, taking with him the company’s “digital wallets” and their password to his grave; wiping out an estimated almost $283 million worth of crypto currency forever.

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Nexus welcomes planning & environment lawyer – Grant Long

24 June 2019 | News & Events |

Nexus is delighted to announce the addition of leading planning and environment lawyer, Grant Long to our team.

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Traps in preliminary agreements

07 June 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Are you a builder and confused about 'preliminary agreements' and what you should and should not do? Our own Kelvin Keane provides some clarity on this issue in his latest article.

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Warning – Don’t use the SOP Act to make dodgy claims

04 June 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

It is common in claims made under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act for a Respondent to assert that the claimant’s claims have been “grossly embellished” (to put it politely).  This case serves as a stark warning to contractors who think making exaggerated claims in Payment Claims are a good idea!

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Institutionalise your memory

21 May 2019 | Corporate & Commercial |

Bad habits and not knowing what to do put at risk the assets of individuals, families, family businesses and organisations. Here are many practical ways to protect assets against death, disability or organisational or family dissolution.

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The Devil in Design – Builders in the Firing Line

27 March 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Opal Tower - can it really be the case that innocent builders or even worse, owners end up footing the bill for this fiasco? What options are available to address this significant problem? A proactive approach needs to be taken to address these issues rather than collective ignorance and shirking responsibilities.

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