Australian Government HomeBuilder Stimulus Scheme: What you need to know

On 4 June 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Australian Government Home Builder Stimulus Scheme which aims to create increased work for the construction industry, in the wake of the COVID-19 economic crisis, between the months of June and December 2020. This program will seek to support around 1 million workers currently working in [...]

Australian Government HomeBuilder Stimulus Scheme: What you need to know2020-11-24T10:56:13+00:00

Commercial Leases and COVID-19 / Coronavirus

On 1 May 2020 the Victorian Government introduced the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Regulations), bringing welcome relief to financially stressed commercial tenants as well as guidance for landlords. These regulations will apply to leases that exist on 29 March 2020 and will have effect until September 2020. These regulations [...]

Commercial Leases and COVID-19 / Coronavirus2020-11-24T10:56:33+00:00

Valuing your business during COVID-19

What is a Business Valuation? A Business valuation refers to the process undertaken to determine the economic value of a business. These valuations are obtained for a variety of reasons such as sale or taxation purposes, and are often required for family law property settlements. In some cases, a business value can be a sizeable [...]

Valuing your business during COVID-192020-11-24T10:56:39+00:00

Using the Law to Protect yourself and your Family from Family Violence during COVID-19

How to use the law to protect yourself from family violence during COVID-19?The Courts remain open during the current crisis and are able to assist those experiencing family violence. Individuals are able to apply at their local Magistrates’ Court for a Family Violence Intervention Order. Particularly, in the challenging and uncertain times ahead the [...]

Using the Law to Protect yourself and your Family from Family Violence during COVID-192020-11-24T10:56:45+00:00

Recent Parenting Order and Coronavirus Related Family Law Court Case

Recent case demonstrating the Court’s condemnation towards parents who fail to act in accordance with Court Orders and use COVID-19 as an excuse to deprive children from seeing their other parent without supporting medical evidenceThis month our office was involved in a parenting dispute that saw us act on behalf of the Applicant Father in [...]

Recent Parenting Order and Coronavirus Related Family Law Court Case2020-11-24T10:56:51+00:00

How will COVID-19 impact the way you do business?

The Australian Government, in response to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, has passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill which became law on 24 March 2020. The changes made by the Australian Government impact on the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) as follows: Statutory demandThis is a common way that [...]

How will COVID-19 impact the way you do business?2020-11-24T10:56:58+00:00

COVID-19 and Family Law

COVID-19 and Family Law: Tips on how to continue managing family law issues during the pandemic Over the last week or so, a number of media publications have addressed how families will face delays in accessing the family law system during this unfolding health emergency. The current COVID-19 pandemic will inevitably place the family law [...]

COVID-19 and Family Law2020-11-24T10:57:05+00:00

COVID-19 Wills and Estate Planning: Thinking of making or updating your Will, Powers of Attorney or Guardianship?

The SMR Legal team is here to assist you with COVID-19 Wills and Estate Planning During these unprecedented times, it is natural to think about what may happen if we or someone we love was to fall ill, become incapacitated or pass away. Many current and potential clients have reached out to us expressing their [...]

COVID-19 Wills and Estate Planning: Thinking of making or updating your Will, Powers of Attorney or Guardianship?2020-11-24T10:57:13+00:00