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Wills & Trusts
What is a Descendant’s Trust?
If you're interested in protecting your assets for your children, a descendant's trust is likely the best option. Our article breaks this down.
What Tax Do Trusts Have to Pay?
Not clear what trusts are or just want to find out more about what kind of tax they need to pay? Keep reading to find out.
Unit and Family Trusts: How Do They Differ?
Struggling to identify the difference between unit and family trusts? Our article breaks down what these types of trusts are, and how they differ.
What Happens to Shares when a Shareholder Dies?
When a shareholder dies, their shares are distributed according to their will. However, complications can arise if there is no will.
What Is An Equitable Mortgage?
There are many competing interests in property law. Security interests form in a few different ways. An equitable mortgage is one of these. Read more here.
What are the Duties of Executors?
When someone names you as the executor of a Will, you become responsible for their estate. Read this article to learn more about the duties of an executor.
How do I make a Power of Attorney? (2019 Update)
A Power of Attorney is a legal document made by one person (the ‘principal’) that allows another person to act on your behalf as your ‘attorney’.
Do I Have to Pay Stamp Duty on a Trust Deed? (2019 Update)
To set up a trust you'll need to lodge a discretionary trust deed. Depending on your state or territory, you may need to pay stamp duty on it.
How Often Should You Update Your Will?
A will is a perpetual document, meaning it will remain valid unless it's changed. Read this article to find out when and how often you should update it.
When Can Superannuation be Accessed Early?
There are very limited circumstances under which you can access your super funds early. Learn more about conditions of early release here.
Can an Irrevocable Trust be Terminated?
Are you dealing with an irrevocable trust? Do you want to terminate it? Read this article to find out whether you can terminate an irrevocable trust.
What Is The Right Of Survivorship?
The right of survivorship is an important part of joint tenancy. Read more about when and how this may apply to you and your property in this guide.
What Is A Revocable Trust?
Revocable trusts are an important and useful part of equity, estate and trusts law. Read about how these types of trusts impact upon you and your situation.
Can A Trust Own Shares In A Company? (2019 Update)
Are you considering starting a trust to better organise the ownership of your company? Read this article to see whether it's possible and how to do it.
5 Things You Should Always Include in Your Will
It’s always best to have a plan for the worst case scenario. Keep reading to find out what you should include in your will
What is Superannuation Splitting?
Superannuation entitlements can be split between couples in the same way as other assets. Learn more about superannuation splitting here.
What Is a Proprietary Interest? An Explainer
Ownership is not just limited to tangible things - it extends into many other forms of ownership as well. Read about proprietary interests in this article.
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