Estate Planning – Too Difficult?

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Most people seem to be aware of the importance of making a Will, however, very few people are aware of the tax advantages and asset protection advantages of making a Will which contains a testamentary trust. Now, more than ever, with the tax free thresholds being substantially increased is the time to seek the proper legal advice in this area. A properly made Will containing a well drafted testamentary trust may result in your loved ones taking advantage of substantial ...

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Proofs of Debt – Should a Secured Creditor Lodge One in a Liquidation?

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If you are a creditor of a Company placed into Liquidation, but you are holding a security such as a mortgage or Personal Property Security Act charge over property of that Company, you should take legal advice before you respond to a request by the Liquidator to lodge a proof of debt.

Section 554E of the Corporations Act, provides for a secured creditor to surrender their security and prove for the whole debt balance, or realise that part ...

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