Thinking about divorce on Valentine’s Day?
Now for some people the idea of Valentine’s Day is about the exact opposite of what comes to mind when they think of divorce, but Valentine’s Day has a lot more in common with divorce than many people are aware. American statistics show that divorce application filings actually increase quite...Read More
ACCC commences action against Lorna Jane for misleading consumers about anti-virus activewear
In late December last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced proceedings against Lorna Jane, alleging they had engaged in false or misleading representations. The allegations related to an advertising campaign which represented that the LJ Shield Activewear protected people wearing it from contracting and spreading viruses, including...Read More
What’s the difference between a divorce and property settlement?
Have you ever heard someone tell stories about going through a divorce? Confused about how the process actually works? You are not alone. There is a common misconception that a ‘divorce’ is the all-encompassing process of divorcing your spouse and splitting your finances. Many people intermingle divorce and property settlements,...Read More
Family Trusts and the rights of discretionary beneficiaries
The term ‘family trusts’ often refers to a form of discretionary trust in which the beneficiaries of the trust have no fixed entitlements to either income or capital. For the purpose of this article, we will refer to discretionary trusts as family trusts. The trustee of a family trust generally...Read More
Falling out with a co-owner: a ‘real’ property mistake
We all make mistakes in life. Sometimes we make big ones – we buy property with someone that we should not have and become stuck holding part of a piece of land as co-owner with a person we no longer talk to and who doesn’t pay the mortgage. This scenario...Read More