It Depends – Do I pay stamp duty on the change of trustee?

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In this edition of ‘It depends’, senior associate Tom Walrut talks about whether you need to pay stamp duty on a change of trustee and what circumstances you need to look out for. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi and welcome to today’s It depends. Today we’re going to be talking about stamp duty and stamp duty on… Read more »

It Depends – What did the High Court decide about binding death benefit nominations in SMSFs in Hill v Zuda?

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In this edition of ‘It depends’, partner Scott Hay-Bartlem talks about the recent Hill v Zuda High Court decision on binding death benefit nominations in self-managed superannuation funds. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Welcome to this ‘It depends’ where I’m talking about what the High Court decided about binding death benefit nominations in self-managed superannuation funds in the… Read more »

It Depends – Do the PSI rules apply?

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In this edition of ‘It depends’, graduate Declan Cawley talks about PSI rules: what they are, whom they apply to and the things you need to consider. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Welcome to this instalment of It Depends. Today we’ll be talking about personal services income. What is personal services income? Personal services income is defined as… Read more »

Is a nesting arrangement a good idea?

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In this video, special counsel Craig Turvey discusses nesting arrangements: what are they, how do they work and are they a good idea for you and your ex-spouse? VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi. My name is Craig Turvey, and I’m special counsel at Cooper Grace Ward in the Family Law Work Group. What is nesting? A nesting… Read more »

It Depends – What happens if I appoint or remove beneficiaries of my family trust?

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In this edition of ‘It depends’, associate Sacha Robinson talks about appointing or removing beneficiaries of your family trust. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to today’s edition of It Depends. Today we will be talking about appointing or removing beneficiaries of your family trust. What happens if I appoint or remove beneficiaries of my family trust?… Read more »

Who, what, where with Sarah Camm

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Click below for who, what, where with lawyer Sarah Camm. Hear how long she’s been at Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, what she would be doing if she wasn’t a lawyer and what she loves about her job.

How your international divorce operates in the Australian family law system

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In this video, CGW family law partner Justine Woods talks about international divorces and some basic principles of international marriage and divorce law. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hello, hello, everyone. I’m Justine Woods. I’m the family law partner here at Cooper Grace Ward. Today, I’d like to talk about international divorces given how multicultural our society is,… Read more »

Protecting your home from your ex partner – caveats and divorce

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‘The family home is in my ex-partner’s sole name and they’ve listed it for sale – what do I do?’ We have received this panicked phone call on many occasions. Usually, the answer includes lodging a caveat. Special counsel Leeann Murphy explains. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hello. I’m Leeann Murphy. I’m a special counsel in the Family… Read more »

It Depends – When is a contribution made to an SMSF?

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In this edition of ‘It depends’, partner Scott Hay-Bartlem talks about the timing of SMSF contributions and why it matters. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Welcome to It depends. Today I’m going to talk about when a contribution is made to an SMSF. Why is this important? The timing of a contribution can be very important as it… Read more »