Executor Duties and Beneficiaries’ Rights in New South Wales

When setting out a will, selecting an appropriate executor is critical for prompt and trouble-free administration of an estate. The following real-life New South Wales case study demonstrates why. The case ‘I was informed by my older sibling in an early afternoon phone call of my father’s death. My sibling is the sole executor of my […]

The post Executor Duties and Beneficiaries’ Rights in New South Wales appeared first on Legal Blog – LawAnswers.com.au.

Man arrested for vandalizing Asian-owned business in Oregon

39-year-old Bernard Shifman was arrested after shattering the windows of two restaurants in Eugene.

Over the weekend, police in Eugene, Oregon arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of several Asian businesses after he was caught throwing rocks through the windows of two restaurants.

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at two Asian-owned restaurants in Eugene

39-year-old Bernard Shifman was charged with two counts of felony first-degree criminal mischief and one count of disorderly conduct for throwing rocks through the windows of Lotus Garden and Jade Palace.

According to the Eugene Police Department, officers were dispatched to Lotus Garden after receiving reports that a man threw a rock through the front window of the restaurant. While investigating the incident, another caller reported a similar event at Jade Palace. Shifman was arrested in connection with both incidents.

Read more »

Do pre-nuptial agreements actually work?

Pre-nuptial or binding financial agreements are becoming increasingly popular as couples seek to secure their individual assets prior to marriage or a de facto relationship.

But do they actually work? Who is requesting them? What role does the extended family play?

DBH Family Law expert, Megan Dansie answered these questions and more during a wide ranging interview with Jeremy Cordeaux on 5AA.


Click the link below to listen to the full interview.

If you are interested in getting a pre-nuptial or binding financial agreement, contact the Family Law team on our contact page.

The post Do pre-nuptial agreements actually work? appeared first on Duncan Basheer Hannon Lawyers.

Read These Blogs

Legacy Kid: Kai Williams carries the weight of her great-grandmother and civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama’s legacy in the midst of the Black Lives Matter student protests.

* * *
I’m Not Here for the Asian Americans Who Won’t Get Behind #BlackLivesMatter: “Do we choose a society where the lives of Black and Brown people — including Black and Brown Asian Americans — has value? Or, do we continue to uphold a system that places no value in the lives of non-White people, including our own; and wherein only some can place their trust in our law enforcement?”

* * *
Open letter to Chinese American moms #blacklivesmatter: “It is time for Chinese American mothers to take charge of our destiny and protect our families. We possess too much power and personal vision to sit this one out.”

* * *
We Were All Trini: Searching for Asian American Mirrors in SF/F: “I am part of multiple badass Asian Girl Gangs and when I look at their beautiful, fierce faces, I finally see mine reflected back at me.”

* * *
The Subversive New Generation of Asian American Writers: Writers Jenny Zhang and Tansi Nandini Islam talk to The Vice Reader about families, politics, and the cringes that come when your story is workshopped by a room of white writers.

* * *
Yes, Mr. Takei, Sulu is Gay and Here’s Why You Should Be Embracing That: YOMYOMF respectfully disagrees with George Takei’s opinion that Sulu should not be gay in Star Trek Beyond.

* * *
How the Academy’s New Class Impacts Asian Representation in Hollywood: Two producers weigh in on recent Oscar events, new AMPAS members, and the future of diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

* * *
How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard: Tim Wong is an aquatic biologist at the California Academy of Sciences. But in his spare time, he’s dedicated himself to repopulating the California pipevine swallowtail butterfly — in his own backyard.

* * *
Nets’ Jeremy Lin ‘not shying away’ from role as starting PG, leader: Jeremy Lin says he signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency because he was given an opportunity that has been rare during his six-year NBA career: to quarterback a team as the starting point guard.


Comedian Aparna Nancherla performs on ‘Conan’

"Immediately turns into a dark one-woman show that no one agreed to attend."

Standup comedian Aparna Nancherla (recently named one of Variety's "Top Ten Comics to Watch for 2016") performed a set on Conan the other night, talking about Netflix, depression and dating, among other things. According to Aparna, models are self-esteem pickpockets — walk by one, and within seconds, you feel terrible.

Check it out:

Read more »

An Open Letter to Our Asian American Families About Black Lives Matter

Hundreds come together to create a multi-lingual resource to talk about anti-Blackness and police violence.

Sometimes, believe it or not, the internet works together for good. That's what happened this week in the wake of news that yet another Black man, Philandro Castile, had been killed by police during a traffic stop in Minnesota, following the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by police officers in Louisiana.

On Thursday, hundreds of Asian American internet users came together and organized via Google Docs — YES, GOOGLE DOCS — to draft a crowdsourced open letter to our own Asian American families addressing the shootings Castile and Sterling and the urgent issues of the Black Lives Matter movement.

It can be difficult to find the words and contexts to talk about these issues with our Asian parents and relatives. Sometimes there are language barriers. Sometimes it's hard to explain the common ground in our struggles. Too often there's simply the impulse to ignore another community's struggles and look the other way.

The letter aims to help start that conversation. It began as a series of tweets from Christina Xu, who'd seen how Asian Americans had reacted negatively to previous police shootings of black Americans — particularly, the shooting of Akai Gurley in New York City — and wanted to do something proactive to change their perspectives.

Read more »

Angry Reader of the Week: Erin O’Brien

"I am all about food, art and politics or any combination thereof."

Hey! It's time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Erin O'Brien.

Read more »