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Our Federal Politicians and the Dual Citizenship Debacle

  • December 13, 2017

Our Federal Politicians and the dual citizenship debacle Over the past months the dual citizenship issue has rattled Federal Parliament forcing the disqualification or resignation of four members from the House of Representatives (HOR), four Senators and raising the question above the heads of many more. Each of these vacancies must now be filled according…

USA Gun Control – Not that hard?

  • November 14, 2017

The latest mass shooting incident in the US has once again forced the topic of US gun control onto the headlines. What is well known is that the root of the problem lies with the American Constitution which famously contains the guaranteed right of all US citizens “to bear arms”.  A “Constitution” operates as a…

Same-Sex Marriage

  • October 12, 2017

5 Things To Think About with Same-Sex Marriage The Australia wide plebiscite vote on same-sex marriage is set to close on 27 October. None of us are obligated to vote and the government is free to ignore the result. Many however consider the issue to be very important and if that is you, here are…

You Want to Separate Under One Roof

  • September 11, 2017

You Want To Separate Under One Roof For many, a relationship breakdown brings logistical and/or financial difficulties that make it impossible for separate accommodation until an agreement on a full property division can be reached. As a consequence, many of these couples find themselves having to serve out a time of being separated whilst still…

Family Loans – 3 Things You Should Know

  • August 29, 2017

Since very early days, family members have often asked for, or offered inter-family private loans to assist with personal financial dilemmas. In present times with the ever rising cost of living/housing and other nasty events such as unexpected loss of employment or divorce/relationship breakdown, inter-family loans are consequently becoming far more common.  Because the loans…

The Lakes College Fun Run 2017

  • August 13, 2017

Zande Law, is a proud sponsor of the Lakes College fun run. We would like to congratulate the Lakes college on a fantastic well organised event! Check out our photos on Facebook.

Testamentary Trusts- Are they a good idea?

  • July 13, 2017

Testamentary Trusts – Are they a good idea?  A Testator’s Testamentary Trust is a special type of Will. Financial planners often recommend them but what are they and are they a good idea? Normally, the Will appoints an executor and gives to that executor the power to gather in the deceased’s entire estate and distribute…

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

  • June 5, 2017

Pre-Nuptial Agreements or “Pre-Nups” is a term that has grown out of the American Family Law system. These Agreements are made between intact (married/defacto) couples but which state how their assets are to be divided in the event of a future separation.  In Australia they are known as Binding Financial Agreements or BFA’s for short….

Purchasing off the plan – Vacant Land

  • May 29, 2017

  Practically every vacant housing block purchased these days is sourced from larger blocks of land bought and subdivided by Commercial Property Developers. Whilst big profits can be made, the costs of the initial land acquisition, service roads, sewerage, power, phone and drainage are enormous.  As a consequence, the financial backers for these projects understandably…

Fun Run Winnings Directed to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

  • October 29, 2015

On 16 August 2015 Zande Law again participated in the North Lakes Community Fun Run event, with runners participating in the 5km and 2km individual events, as well as a team of four runners entered into the Community Shield relay event.  We are delighted to announce that this year, our fantastic team of brilliant runners…