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6 Upcoming changes to Victoria’s medical decision-making laws

Background The Victorian Government has made significant changes to the legislation regulating Victoria’s medical decision-making laws, which are due to commence on 12 March 2018. These new laws can be found in the new Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) (Act), whi
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Changes to the Powers of Attorney Act 2014

The Powers of Attorney Amendment Act 2016, which took effect on 1 May 2017, makes a number of technical changes and improvements to the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (2014 Act). The amendments were accompanied by a series of new power of attorney forms, which can be found in the Powers
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Conveyancing and Property Development

There can be no doubting that purchasing or developing property is an exciting time. However, both activities involve significant investment (potentially the biggest of your lifetime) and there are many pitfalls you need to avoid to ensure your investment is sound. Pointon Partners’ a
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Director Appointments and Issues – Client Check

Questions: Yes No Did you know… Directors are personally liable for company liabilities incurred whilst the company is insolvent? Directors are personally liable for PAYG withholdings that remain unpaid and unreported within 3 months of them becoming due? Directors are personally liab
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Family Arrangements

  Questions: Yes No Does your family have any assets that are jointly owned? Have loans between family members been documented? Does your will consider loans that have been made to or by family members? Do you have a Family Constitution to govern family dealings? Do you operate a
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General Personal Litigation

Questions: Yes No Are you a company director? Is your address registered with ASIC up to date? Are you aware of director’s personal liabilities? Are you aware of your duties as a director pursuant to the Corporations Laws? Are you employed? Are you having a dispute with your employer?
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Probate & Testator’s Family Maintenance Claims

Probate In Victoria, probate is the process of officially proving a will as the last will of the deceased and registering such will with the Supreme Court of Victoria. Probate is the court’s official recognition that the will is legally valid, and the executor(s) is authorised to deal
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Employee – Contracts and Disputes

This checklist has been designed to help you consider and understand your employment conditions and entitlements. Questions: Yes No Do you know the full legal name of your employer? Do you know your job title and what work you are required to perform? Do you know the name of the award
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Superannuation

This checklist has been designed to help you consider and understand the advantages and rules of using a self-managed superannuation fund (‘SMF’). Questions: Yes No Do you have or have you considered establishing a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF)? Are you aware tha
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Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning

This checklist has been designed to help you consider and understand the important issues when preparing your will and estate, as well as your powers of attorney. Questions: Yes No Do you have a will prepared by a solicitor and executed properly? Have your circumstances changed since
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