Seasons Greetings

We wish to advise that Granich Partners will be closed for the festive season from 21 December 2017 until 8 January 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to send you our warmest wishes for the Festive Season and the New Year.

Goodbye Katie

After two and a half years with Granich Partners, it is with sadness that we will say goodbye to Katie on Friday, 17 November 2017.  Katie is leaving us for a position with the State Government.  

We take this opportunity to thank Katie for all of her hard work and support over the past two and a half years and wish her all the best in her new position and with future endeavours.


Granich Partners will be closed for Easter from Friday, 25 April 2016 and will reopen on Tuesday 29 March 2016.  We take this opportunity to wish you a happy Easter and we hope the holiday fills your home with peace, joy, and plenty of colourful Easter eggs.



Join Granich Partners at the 2016 Making Smoking History Wagin Woolorama

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Wagin Woolorama for the first time.

We will be located at Site 336 in the Home and Lifestyle Pavilion (9 P on the above map) and invite you to come by and visit Nathan Draper and Katie Haynes on Friday 11 March and Alex Granich and Jayne Trenka on 12 March.

We hope to see you there.

Why it is of vital importance for a lawyer who is preparing a Will for a person with a trust, partnership or company to see the last available financial accounts for each entity.

Let me tell you the story of Farmer Green.  An elderly widower, Farmer Green had three adult children.  He had two farms worth about two million dollars each and off farm real estate also worth about two million dollars.  He had two sons who were farming and a daughter who lived in Perth.  One farm was held in a family trust and the other was owned by a company.  The real estate was owned by himself.

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Dowerin Field Days 2015

Wednesday 26 August & Thursday 27 August 2015

Just a quick reminder that Granich Partners will be at the Dowerin Field Days 2015 this Wednesday and Thursday.

For your information:

  • Entry is $25 for adults, $15 for concession and children under the age of 16 years are free
  • The event is open from 8.00am until 5.00pm on both Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The official event program is available in the Countryman Newspaper on Thursday 20 August and at the gates.
  • Granich Partners will be located at Site 60 on the Football Field (see map below).
  • The best way to get to Granich Partners direct is through Gate 7 or Gate 8.
  • Nathan Draper and Katie Haynes will be in attendance at the event on Wednesday 26 August 2015.
  • Alex Granich and Jayne Trenka will be in attendance at the event on Thursday 27 August 2015.

We look forward to meeting with you at Dowerin.

The Four-Step Approach to Property Settlement in the Family Court

Couples who are married or are living together in a de facto relationship are entitled to have a property settlement.

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) governs property settlement for married and de facto couples, except in Western Australia the property settlement between de facto partners is governed by the Family Court Act 1997 (WA).

Both married couples and couples living in a de facto relationship have twelve months from the date of separation by which to apply to the Family Court for a property settlement.

When making a decision on how to divide a couples’ assets following the breakdown of a relationship, the Family Court will use the “Four Step Approach” as follows:-

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How can you avoid a challenge to a Will?

A person cannot avoid the operation of the Family Provisions Act by putting a clause in their Will to the effect that the Act is not to apply or by providing in the Will that a beneficiary who challenges the Will is not to receive benefit under it.  However, in WA (unlike NSW for example) property can be protected from a challenge under the Family Provisions Act by ensuring that it does not form part of the estate of the deceased at the date of death.

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