Category Archive for :‘protect-your-assets’

When Downsizing Can be a Good Thing

When Downsizing Can be a Good Thing

Everyone always talks about restructuring in the sense that as your business grows so will your structure. For example: you may start out as a sole trader (in your 20’s), as you get slightly...

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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Tax

Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Tax

From 1 July 2016 new rules came in regarding the disposal of property assets by foreign investors.

Foreign Investors disposing of Australian property valued at $2 million or more, now incur a 10%...

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Divorce and Asset Protection

Divorce and Asset Protection

Can the words ‘divorce’ and ‘asset protection’ be used in the same sentence?

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Two Key Issues When Drafting Shareholders Agreements

Two Key Issues When Drafting Shareholders Agreements

Understanding someone as a ‘friend’ does not necessarily carry over when you try to make that friend your business partner. Yet, the stories we here of friends becoming business mates are not so...

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Importance of Partnership Agreements

Importance of Partnership Agreements

Businesses founded by partners start with all partners sharing the same vision towards their business. The ethos, ideals and hopes are aligned, but just like any relationship over time issues can...

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Why Every Person Should Have an Estate Plan

Why Every Person Should Have an Estate Plan

Having an estate plan is more than just having a will...

There seems to be a common misconception that having an estate plan is for wealthy people. Wrong. Having an estate plan is for everyone. It...

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How Much is Enough Insurance

How Much is Enough Insurance

We all try to stay diligent to avoid problems to our businesses, but the truth is we can never ensure that we are out of harm’s way. Knowing the adequate amount of insurance can prove to be...

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Legally Protect Your Business & Personal Assets by Operating Under the Right Structure

Legally Protect Your Business & Personal Assets by Operating Under the Right Structure

Engaging in business carries inherent risks that can potentially endanger both your business and personal wealth. It’s therefore essential for business owners to evaluate ways to protect not only...

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Estate vs Death Benefit Nomination

Estate vs Death Benefit Nomination

As part of our year end planning PJT has been refreshing our knowledge of important estate planning issues. One of the titbits of information picked up was that super benefits that are distributed...

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Keeping Business Moving Investigating Business Interruption Insurance

Keeping Business Moving Investigating Business Interruption Insurance

Unfortunate and unpredictable natural disasters can shake your business down to its core. Whilst most businesses have building and contents insurance to cover damage to assets, some overlook loss...

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