October 19

Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not.

October 19

Employee or Contractor – do you know the difference?

It’s important for all businesses to have systems in place to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors, as tax, super and other government obligations are different depending on whether the working arrangement is employment or contracting. Employees generally have PAYG withholding, super and fringe benefits tax paid by the employer..

October 19

Challenging a deceased estate – have you missed out?

The Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic) (the ‘Act’) allows the Court to make orders to provide for a claimant from the estate of a deceased person.  This means that the Court may change a deceased person’s Will or administration on intestacy to award a person funds or assets from the estate. Family Provision Orders.