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  • 13-Dec-2018 / Posted by Cath Champion

    The role of the Enduring Power of Attorney in relation to binding death benefit nominations

    This article explores the role of the enduring power of attorney to effectively make a binding death benefit nomination after a member of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) loses capacity, and the validity of such a nomination. What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? An enduring powe..
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  • 17-Apr-2018 / Posted by Wesley Hill

    The power of appointment of trusts

    A recent case involving a prominent South Australian wine-making family highlighted the importance of making sure that control of a trust following the death of the appointor is transferred in a way that is permitted by the trust deed. These days, many family businesses and assets are op..
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  • 12-Sep-2016 / Posted by No items found.

    Bankruptcy and inheritance: who gets what and what you can do about it

    by Marek Reardon - Special Counsel The potential for bankruptcy to affect a beneficiary under a deceased estate poses significant problems for inter-generational wealth planning. When a beneficiary to a deceased estate is bankrupt, their inheritance is made available to creditors to meet..
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