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Q&A-Co Ownership Agreements

Why should you have a Co-Ownership Agreement? Here are some frequently asked questions relating to disputes between Co-Owners.

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Q&A-Winding up on just and equitable grounds

Under section 461(1)(k) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) a Court may make a winding up order and appoint a liquidator to a company where it is of the opinion that it is just and equitable that the company be wound up.

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What is the Merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court and how will impact upon Families?

On 17 February 2021 the Senate passed the proposed Family Law Merger bill despite strong opposition by many of the stakeholders involved in Family Law.

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Winding up on just and equitable grounds

Almost always, insolvency is the reason why a company is wound up. This process is often initiated by a creditor of the insolvent company.

However, insolvency is not the only grounds for winding up. The court may also order the winding up of a company if it ‘is of the opinion that it is just and equitable’ to do so.

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What about the kids? Is 50/50 time with each parent the norm these days?

The changes effected to our Family Law system back in 2006 have had a huge impact on the approach to child care arrangements in separated families, but have also been largely misunderstood.

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What Are My Rights to See My Grandchild?

As a grandparent myself, I can well understand the emotional distress that may be caused where parents refuse to allow their child to spend time with a grandparent.

This issue arose recently in the case of Sarti & Sarti, heard on Appeal in the Family Court of Australia in December 2020.

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Estate Planning – Q&A

What does the term “estate planning” mean?

This is term we use to describe all and any documents which relate to your own person. This includes your Will, power of attorney and enduring guardian. It can also include any letters of wishes or advanced directive that you may have.

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Welcome to Valentina Abouzeid

Solari and Stock is pleased to welcome a new addition to the team, Valentina Abouzeid.

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Solari and Stock are a registered COVID SAFE Business

Solari and Stock are officially registered as a COVID Safe business. What do you need to do to comply as a client of Solari and Stock Lawyers?

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Michael Solari welcomes You To 2021

Michael Solari welcomes our clients to 2021. Sharing shares updated information about Solari and Stock, upcoming changes, updates and staff changes.

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Challenging a Will in NSW: How and Who Pays the Costs?

Challenging a Will, on any pathway, is a very different beast to other forms of litigation and cost implications can play a big role in choosing to take estate litigation forward.
So what are the pathways to challenge a Will?

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Wills and Estates Q&A-Can I write my own will?

Sometimes, people attempt a ‘homemade’ will without any guide or assistance but such documents often do not follow correct legal form nor withstand legal scrutiny; there are many formalities that a valid will must follow and legal assistance is really the best way to adhere to these.

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Child Support Q&A

Clients will often ask us ‘How much Child Support am I entitled to?’ or ‘How much Child Support should I be paying to my ex?’

How much Child Support you are entitled to receive, or you are required to pay, will depend upon your circumstances. The amount you are assessed to pay or be paid, will be as determined by the Child Support Agency (the ‘CSA”), if and when one parent makes an Application for Child Support.

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Top Tips for Separated Parents at Christmas

As we are fast approaching the ‘Silly Season’, we need to seriously think about taking care of ourselves and our children at Christmas! Emotions are often high at Christmas and especially so for separated families.

Here are some of our Top Tips:

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Commercial Law Q&A

Are my Staff Casual Employees, or permanent?
Anyone who is responsible for the hiring and firing of staff should be across the “type” of employee they hire. The recent case of Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato (2020) has highlighted that you cannot make assumptions.
So how do you know if you have a permanent or casual employee?

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Legislative changes to discretionary trusts and foreign persons

The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Act 2020 No.14 has introduced a new section 104JA to the Duties Act 1997 No.123 (“new Act”) designed to strengthen New South Wales’ revenue base.

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Family Owned and Operated Podcast

As a part of the Sutherland Shire Leader Family Owned and Operated feature, Solari and Stock were also invited to take part in a podcast recording which again highlights family businesses within the St George and Sutherland Area.

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Family Owned and Operated

Solari and Stock were recently invited to participate in the Family Owned and Operated feature in the Sutherland Shire Leader.

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Conveyancing Alert – QuiContract

Although we haven’t had any first-hand experience in seeing this implemented, it has been brought to our attention that the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales has prepared a document which they refer to as a QuiContract.

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Where to start with a Deceased Estate

Managing the estate of a deceased friend or loved one can be a very overwhelming task. Aside from processing the sadness of loss, you have the added pressure of honouring someone’s wishes while trying to understand jargon in a complicated legal process.

The first question you need to ask is simple: do they have a Will?

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Parenting with my Ex in the middle of the COVID19 Pandemic

Parenting with my Ex in the middle of the COVID19 Pandemic

This has been a difficult time for many families trying to work out what to do with the arrangements for their children during the COVID19 global pandemic. We have outlined some of the issues that separated parents are facing at this time

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Could You Benefit From a Co-Ownership Agreement?

Property prices have been on the rise making it more difficult for buyers to get their foot into the property market.

Owning property jointly can seem appealing as friends or family can pool their money together to have a larger deposit, or substantially better borrowing power.

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How can we agree on the value of our house in a Family Law property settlement?

In many Family Law property settlements, the value of the matrimonial home is often a contentious issue which arises.

The family home is the most precious asset which many Australians own. The current strength of the Sydney property market has resulted in significant growth in housing prices over recent years, as such the value of a family’s home may have grown significantly during the length of the relationship.

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Horrific tragedy sparks a nationwide drive to criminalise coercive control

There has been a nationwide effort to criminalise coercive control since the tragic murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children Laianah, 6, Aaliyah, 4, & Trey, 3, at the hands of her estranged husband Rowan Baxter, in Queensland on 19 February 2020 when he set their car on fire.

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