Taking Care of Business: Why Every Small Business Needs a Trusted Business Lawyer

By |2024-05-07T09:47:07+00:00May 10th, 2024|Business Law|

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating local jobs and driving innovation. However, small business owners may feel challenged at times by some of the legal aspects of running a business. Engaging the services of a knowledgeable business lawyer can provide essential support and peace of mind in various aspects of business operations.  [...]

Navigating the Benefits and Pitfalls of Family Financial Assistance in Property Transactions

By |2024-04-10T02:10:23+00:00April 26th, 2024|Property Law|

In recent years, there has been a notable surge in what has been dubbed as the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ transactions. This term reflects the increasing trend of parents financially assisting their adult children, particularly when it comes to property purchases. While this familial support can offer numerous advantages, it also comes with its [...]

Incorporating a Trust into Your Estate Planning

By |2024-04-10T04:32:55+00:00April 14th, 2024|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

In the realm of estate planning, drafting a Will is often the cornerstone of ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Within the framework of a Will, however, incorporating a trust (or trusts) can offer added layers of protection, control, and flexibility. At Whyte, Just and Moore, we specialise in Wills and Estate [...]

When Mediation Falls Short: Why Litigation Might be Your Legal Resolution

By |2024-04-10T04:32:07+00:00March 27th, 2024|Business Law|

As an experienced and trusted Geelong-based law firm specialising in Dispute Resolution and Litigation, we understand the complexities that come with resolving legal conflicts. While mediation is often praised for its potential to amicably settle disputes, there are instances where it simply does not suffice, leading parties down the path of litigation.  The Value of [...]

 Avoiding the Hidden Costs: Why You Need a Will in Australia

By |2024-04-10T04:28:56+00:00March 14th, 2024|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

As a trusted law firm serving the Geelong community, we understand that thinking about one’s mortality can be uncomfortable, and this can include thinking about your Will. You might also think you do not have sufficient assets to justify making a Will. Or you might be planning to draft a Will, but it has been [...]

Why You Need a Lawyer When Selling Your Business

By |2024-04-10T04:28:18+00:00February 28th, 2024|Business Law|

Stepping up to something new? Stepping down towards retirement? Stepping out and taking time before starting your next chapter? Whatever the reason for selling your business, you want to get the sale itself right.  Selling a business or company – whether a small business or a large franchise – can be a complex and potentially [...]

Navigating Business Disputes in Victoria: A Guide to Effective Resolution

By |2024-04-10T04:26:07+00:00February 20th, 2024|Business Law|

Thorn in the side. Spanner in the works. Fly in the ointment. No matter your idiom – a business dispute is always a nuisance and a distraction – not optimal for successful commerce. Navigating these disputes – from contractual disagreements to partnership conflicts – requires a strategic and pragmatic approach.  In this blog, we will [...]

Why Your Business Needs a Shareholder’s Agreement

By |2024-04-10T04:24:13+00:00January 19th, 2024|Business Law|

Whether you are a start-up founder or a seasoned entrepreneur, one of the most important legal documents you need especially when governing a business is a shareholder’s agreement. This legally binding contract is the guide for each party when it comes to their rights, responsibilities, and obligations as a shareholder, ensuring that everyone is on [...]

CO-OWNERSHIP: Joint Tenancy vs. Tenancy in Common

By |2023-12-04T00:48:28+00:00December 14th, 2023|Property Law|

Picture this— You and your sister have decided to invest in a house together, marking your entry into the real estate market. Both of you agree to contribute equally to the deposit and mortgage payments. However, life can at times be unpredictable with unexpected turns and challenges.  What would happen in this circumstance if your [...]

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