Planning Your Estate

Planning Your EstatePlanning an estate requires significant thought to be given to how you wish your assets to be treated upon your death or the death of your partner. As part of your plan you might want to make a detailed account of who should have control of your estate and how it should be distributed. This site provides a useful place to start when considering the legal implications of your estate plans.


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Date: 01 May 2017, Filed under: Equity & Trusts

Provided that the Div 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) conditions are met, charitable trusts will be exempt from income tax. In...

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Date: 01 Mar 2017, Filed under: Equity & Trusts

For the most part, undue influence may be more applicable to the impaired judgment of the weaker party as opposed to the conduct of the stronger party....

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