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Publications

Does the Family Court sleep?

Section 79(8) of the Family Law Act 1975 provides that where property settlement proceedings have been instituted, they may be continued by or against the Legal Personal Representative of the deceased party. It is essential, however, that proceedings have been...

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ED Black Charitable Trust

The late Ernest Donald Black (in 1974), in association with Nevett Ford Lawyers established a charitable trust. Mr Black’s generosity meant that the whole of his estate on his death constituted the trust funds. Since 1974, $964,000.00 has been distributed to a range...

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Wills and Powers of Attorney

The importance of a will A will is an essential tool in ensuring your affairs are properly ordered and benefit those you choose when you die. If you have a current will it may need to be reviewed, particularly if made more than five years ago, or if your circumstances...

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Enduring Power of Attorney

Can we help you? Enduring power of attorney (financial) Maintaining financial control of your life is all-important, but sometimes things happen to lessen that control. It may be as simple as being unable to attend to your finances because you are overseas, or...

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GST Trap For Unwary Business Vendors

Many people attempting to sell their business without competent professional help would be shocked to discover they may have to hand one-eleventh of the purchase price over to the Australian Tax Office. Yet, unfortunately, this is a potential outcome for vendors who...

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Good Governance

A pocket guide for directors and CEO's This practical booklet grew from the demand by business leaders at a Business Expo in 2000.  The presentation made by Peter Wilson, Nevett Ford targets the key elements needed by a Board or Committee of Management to become...

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Asset Protection Basics

If you are about to buy, or are in the early stages of operating a new business, you should be careful to choose the most suitable ownership structure. Often, all too little attention is given to this important issue. Once you are locked in to a certain structure, it...

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