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What happens if I die without a will? Why should I make one?

Nicholas Kyriakoudes For many writing a will is a confronting task. Thinking about death and planning how you will support your family after you die is a challenging thought. However, making a will is necessary for this purpose and should not be overlooked. While many people wish that the whole of their estate gets given [...]

2022-04-14T05:21:36+00:00July 19th, 2021|

Australian Citizenship – Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply? An application for citizenship can be made by any Australian permanent resident who has lived in Australia lawfully for a period of at least 4 years including at least one year as a permanent resident. The applicant must also have physically lived in Australia for 3 of the 4 years [...]

2019-09-02T00:11:19+00:00September 2nd, 2019|

Am I Entitled to a Copy of the Will?

When someone passes away, it is quite common for family members and/or other interested parties to ask about obtaining a copy or attending the “reading of the will” (if there is one).It is also quite common for people to be told that they are not entitled to view the will or have a copy of [...]

2019-08-30T02:58:52+00:00August 1st, 2019|

Family Provisions Claim – Case Law Update

Recent case law had demonstrated that the size of the Estate doesn’t always mean that an Applicant in a family provisions claim will be successful in attempting to get more than the legacy left under the Will. In Revell v Revell [2016] NSWSC 947, His Honour Pembroke J found that a legacy of $1.5 million to [...]

2019-08-23T06:22:45+00:00July 15th, 2019|

Hansons Lawyers Acquires Atkins Jones

Hansons Lawyers are pleased to announce the acquisition of well established Wollongong law firm, Atkins Jones. Atkins Jones and its predecessors have been a locally owned and operated law firm proudly servicing the Illawarra for over 50 years. Atkins Jones have been providing expert legal advice to their clients in a number of areas [...]

2019-10-28T01:47:14+00:00June 22nd, 2019|

Do We Need A Shareholders Agreement?

There is no legal obligation for a company to have a shareholders agreement. Because it’s not a legal obligation many people either put off having one drafted or do not fully understand the benefits of having one in place from the start of a venture. DO WE NEED A SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT? Preparing the shareholders [...]

2019-08-24T18:04:15+00:00May 12th, 2019|
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