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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

Purchasing off the plan – Vacant Land (Updated December 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…

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…

When Is It Ok To Stop A Child From Seeing The Other Parent?

  • August 27, 2015

When parents separate, the overall message from all of the literature and good counsel is  that each should do everything in their power to keep their children out of the fight. In many cases however, low levels of trust driven by high levels of perceived parental incompetence can provoke a parent into the belief that it…

Nominated Charity is Nepal

  • June 15, 2015

We all heard about the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April this year, killing over 8,800 people and injuring more than 23,000. Zande Law would like to support the people affected by this natural disaster, as many still struggle from the damaging affects of the earthquake and after shocks. Countless people were made homeless and…

Selling a Property on Behalf of a Separating Couple

  • April 30, 2015

DIVORCE – FAMILY LAW 101 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Every Real Estate Agent that has ever walked the earth will no doubt at one stage or another be approached by either an individual or a couple with a request to sell a property as a consequence of a break down in a marriage or a…

Divorce – To Gift or Not to Gift?

  • February 4, 2015

With the cost of housing and general living expenses these days sky rocketing, parents of adult children and even grandparents and extended family are understandably often motivated to provide some financial assistance to their children as they begin to take their first steps into the adult world. In the situations where the children themselves are…

Divorce and Competing Religious Beliefs

  • July 29, 2014

According to some sources, there are presently as many as 4200 major separate religious affiliations to which members of the Australian population could potentially belong (4200 +1 if you count the religious order of Jedi knights as more than 70,000 Australians tried to do in the 2001 census). Given that there is now around 20%…