body corporate management

Understanding Your Body Corporate Management Rights And Responsibilities

What is a Body Corporate? A body corporate, in the context of Australian property law, is a single entity that owns and manages a group of residential or commercial units. This legal structure is popular in Australia for multi-unit developments, as it offers owners and residents a high level of protection and governance. The body …

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splitting superannuation assets is part of property settlement

Splitting Superannuation Assets in Property Settlements

When a couple is going through a divorce, one of the things they have to deal with is property settlement. They have to disclose all the properties that should be split. However, there’s one thing often initially overlooked: splitting superannuation assets. In the past, one party could hide their superannuation assets from the other during …

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how to contest a will if you're a stepchild left out of your stepparent's will

Can a Stepchild Contest a Will in Australia?

Over the years, blended families have become common in Australia. Some marriages end in divorces or separations, while other couples enter de facto relationships. In turn, families have become more complicated structures that often include biological offsprings, adopted kids and stepchildren. All of these have a legal impact when a parent passes away. That’s especially …

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