What is your digital death & afterlife going to look like?

Did you know that Facebook has around 300 million accounts belonging to deceased persons and that it is anticipated for this to be in the billions within decades?  This recent article highlights the importance of proper estate planning which considers all necessary aspects in 2020 (Year of the Apocalypse) – including managing your digital grave and […]

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Your Best Chance for a Successful Split

Black boots on the ground in front of two diverging arrows

Family Court horror stories abound. BUT. You do not necessarily have to be swept up in it yourself when facing separation.   Setting up good foundations is critical, as is adopting and maintaining a “big picture” and collaborative mindset wherever possible. (Don’t necessarily assume your former partner is beyond this themselves – chances are, you […]

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What is Collaborative Law?

an opportunity to do things differently. Collaborative Law is a process of alternative dispute resolution in which parties each appoint specially-trained lawyers and agree to work together to resolve their disputes out of Court. This process brings parties and their lawyers together in a series of round table meetings to facilitate negotiations in a focussed […]

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Online court systems and the need for truth and accuracy (including for probate and estate matters)

New laws commenced yesterday in South Australia creating new criminal offences for entering false or misleading information about certain matters through an electronic court management system (and including providing false instructions to a lawyer or other person assisting with the application). This includes (but is not limited to) information such as: personal identification information contact […]

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Where there’s a way, there should be a Will!

  Unlike some other states, electronic witnessing of documents is not something that will be introduced in SA according to the Attorney-General.   (But the criteria for those people who can witness Statutory Declarations has been expanded, including government employees, accountants, religious ministers, medical professionals and bank officers who meet the criteria – see www.agd.sa.gov.au) […]

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COVID-19 offers for businesses extended until 15 May 2020!

Celebrating our new membership of the North West Business Alliance! We’re extending our service offers to individual and business members of the North West Business Alliance.  They join our other esteemed business association members including: Gawler Business Development Group Southern Business Connections Hallett Cove Business Association Cove Business Hub We thoroughly enjoy meeting and working with fellow […]

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New SA legislation in force to deal with commercial rent issues arising from COVID-19.

We imagine that the SA Small Business Commissioner is about to get even busier! New SA legislation addressing commercial (as well as residential) tenancies has been introduced. Measures provided for during the current prescribed period include: Preventing a lessor from taking any prescribed action against a lessee suffering financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. termination […]

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Service and Advice offers for members of Southern Business Connections, Hallett Cove Business Association & Cove Business Hub

We are excited to have joined as a new member of Southern Business Connections (SBC). We are also proud members of the Hallett Cove Business Association and Cove Business Hub. Now more than ever businesses need to reach out to their networks to support one another and learn from each other’s skills and expertise. We were asked if we had […]

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Special advice & service offers for members of Gawler Business Development Group

We are offering our assistance in conjunction with a range of services being provided to members by the Gawler Business Development Group (GBDG) during this crisis. Each individual or business that is a member of GBDG is eligible for each of the following: One FREE 20 minute initial consultation;   One reduced fixed-fee service ($195 inclusive of GST […]

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