Welcome to our November E-News!
In this issue, you can learn more about:
De facto relationships and Will contests
A de facto partner may make a family provision claim if the proposed distribution under a Will or intestate estate does not include adequate provision. Strict time limits apply for bringing such claims, and it is wise to obtain early legal advice. Most family provision claims can be settled between the legal representatives of the applicant and estate to avoid costly Court proceedings. To reduce the possibility of a family provision claim it is important to obtain good legal advice when preparing your Will and to ensure that your Will is regularly reviewed.
A restraint of trade must be fair
Globalisation and technology has contributed to increased market competition and businesses are more determined than ever to protect their goodwill, trade secrets and customer connections. Including restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts is one way to achieve this.
What happens to your digital assets when you die?
In this article we consider who can access your digital assets, what digital assets include and why we should be concerned about our digital assets. To make it easier for your loved ones when you die, and to protect your privacy, it is important to start thinking about your digital assets and digital estate plan now.
Furry morning tea for a cause
The GW team recently welcomed the Compass Institute to join us for morning tea and they brought along special guests. Monty, Fensa and Toddy were true entertainers! The furry friends helped to raise awareness amongst the team about the Compass Assistance Dog $1 A Day Campaign and the important role these dogs play in our community.