Are Family Trusts replacing Self-Managed Super funds?

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20/07/2016

Are Family Trusts replacing Self-Managed Super funds?

Are Family Trusts replacing Self-Managed Super funds? We are seeing a renewed interest from professionals for Family Trusts. Family Trusts built on our website have surged 38% in the last 12 weeks. Conversely, SMSFs have dropped by 23%. On speaking with professionals it appears that clients are losing confidence in […]
20/07/2016

Charity v Son – Dad’s Will challenged

Charity v Son – Dad’s Will challenged Dead Zopito Di Cesare left everything to charity. His son, Ivano Ferrante last week filed a Supreme Court writ against the charities.  Usually, a son argues that he wasn’t getting enough out of his Dad’s Will and asks the court to rewrite the […]
20/07/2016

Stop your Will being challenged with a Considered Person Clause

Who can challenge a Will with a considered person clause? Each States’ Family Provision Act sets out who can challenge a Will Courts are reluctant to interfere with your Will. However, legislation exists in all Australian States and Territories: New South Wales: Succession Act 2006 (NSW) Victoria: Administration and Probate Act […]
03/06/2016

Is one boy worth two girls?

Fatma is a loving and devout daughter to her mum. However, under her brother’s interpretation of Muslim law, one man is worth two women. Fatma’s brothers constructed a Will for their mum to sign whereby they got twice as much as their sister. The Supreme Court said that Mum was […]
24/05/2016

How to remove evil and dead Trustees from your SMSF

Removing Trustee and Members from your SMSF   There is a good reason in wanting to share your SMSF with others such as your spouse, children, in-laws and business partners. After all, they are expensive to operate and to have the cost divided by up to 6 people makes it […]
19/10/2015

Court rewrites Will to save tax – Court-authorised statutory Wills

Court rewrites Will to save tax – a novel remedy for crazy people Each of the States and Territories allow the making, revoking and varying of a Will. But only if you lack testamentary capacity: South Australia: section 7 Wills Act 1936 (SA) ACT: section 16A Wills Act 1968 (ACT) […]