Preparing or updating your Will and personal estate plan will ensure that your estate and other entities (such as family trusts) are managed smoothly and in accordance with your instructions.
We know that contemplating your mortality and making time to plan can be difficult, but your estate plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. Our team can help you navigate through all the issues, providing an easy-to-understand, step-by-step process to get your plan in shape.
We have extensive experience and expertise in advising in all aspects of estate planning including:
- testamentary trusts
- trust structuring
- asset protection
- private dispute resolution
We provide proactive advice applying our depth of experience to your unique circumstances.
We work closely with you (and your advisers) to understand what you would like to achieve and provide clear options and advice.
We are mindful of the often emotional nature of dealing with estate planning and we manage the process with sensitivity and understanding to achieve the best outcome and peace of mind for your family.
Find out how we can help you prepare your estate planning.
You can also use this checklist to work out if you need to prepare or update your estate plan.
See here for what to think about when preparing or updating your estate planning.
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Private Clients| 07 Dec 2020
Changes to Queensland’s guardianship laws are now in force. The amendments, which came into effect on 30 November 2020, relate to the Guardianship and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Qld).
Private Clients| 19 Nov 2020
As 2020 nears to a close, advisors should note the impending 31 December deadline in NSW to exclude foreign persons as beneficiaries of discretionary trusts, to prevent these trusts from becoming foreign persons for the purposes of surcharge duty and land tax.
Private Clients| 22 Oct 2020
Bankruptcy concerns are becoming very real for many clients in the succession planning space. Fortunately, there are strategies you can put in place to limit the exposure of your assets to creditors both during your lifetime and on your death.
Private Clients| 15 Sep 2020
We have had many recent enquiries where Mum and Dad have been asked to act as guarantors for a loan. We highlight the potential asset protection benefits of your clients formally loaning, as opposed to gifting, money to their family members.