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PO Box 161 Kempsey NSW 2440

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Everything you need to know about Property Settlement

Property settlement is the division of your property between yourself and your partner after separation. Your property might include the family home, car, bank accounts and even your superannuation. When do we need to sort out our property? If you are (or have been) married: Your property settlement can happen at any time before divorce, or within 12 months after […]

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AVO

Do you need to apply for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)?

An apprehended violence order (AVO) is a court order against a person who you feel threatens your safety. It is intended to protect you and your dependents from any further threats of violence or harassment by that person. There are 2 types of AVO: Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO). An ADVO is an order where the people involved are related, […]

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Buying a business

4 Handy tips for buying a business

Buying an existing business can often be a lot easier than starting a business from scratch. We’ve formulated a list of important tips to consider before buying a business. 1. Get accounting and legal advice before signing any contract. This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised by how often this is overlooked. An accountant can advise you on trading figures, […]

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Death of a loved one. Estate Planning

Death of a Loved one… What you need to know

Losing a loved one is a traumatic time in your life. Often it will be the hardest thing we deal with in life. Whether expected or not, it’s never easy. As cliché as it sounds, only time can ease the pain. Moving forward may seem hard, but it’s likely a plan has been set in place by your spouse to […]

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Kempsey Smith Street 1899

A spotlight on the history of KEMPSEY

A spotlight on the history of KEMPSEY Aboriginal Beginnings The history of the Macleay Valley is vested in the Dunghutti people. A group who shared a common language and lived in harmony. The first European settler was Captain A. C. Innes In 1827 Captain A.C. Innes, who was the commandant at Port Macquarie, sent a cedar cutting party to the […]

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Purchasing a property using a self managed superannuation fund

Purchasing a property using a Self Managed Superannuation Fund

Self managed superannuation funds have become increasingly popular. An advantage of a self managed superannuation fund is the freedom to invest in property and/or shares or other types of investment. It’s not uncommon for a conveyancing matter to hit our office with this being the case. To be honest, they’re not all that more difficult than an ordinary purchase as […]

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Preliminary property reports

5 Preliminary property reports you need to know about

Have you protected your future investment with these 5 preliminary property reports? Finding a property within your budget that suits you is like finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We all know it’s out there (the house, not the gold), but finding it and beating the competition can be hard! When you find it, should […]

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Drug Driving

What is DRUG DRIVING and is it a criminal offence?

It is common practice in NSW for police to conduct roadside testing for drugs. Generally, roadside testing for drugs involves a saliva swab from the driver of a vehicle. If this test shows a positive result, the driver will be asked to undertake a second swab at a roadside testing van or police station. The samples are then sent to […]

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10 reasons why now is the right time to update your will

10 Reasons why now is the right time to update your will

How long has it been since you created your will? How have things changed? When faced with an important task to complete we’re often anxious until it’s done. When it’s done, we feel an immediate wave of relief, and before long it is forgotten about. This is often the case with wills. But, don’t forget about it for too long! There […]

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Changes to Retail Leases Act

Changes to the Retail Leases Act

Have you got a retail business? Are you leasing retail premises? From 1 July 2017, there are changes to the NSW Retail Leases Act. Disclosure Statement A Landlord is now required to provide a reasonable estimate of all outgoings payable by the tenant. Such as: Council rates Water Rates Insurance Cleaning Any other building running expenses What happens if the […]

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