Solution Brief: Why you need to think about Estate Planning 

Your Estate Planning is not something to be taken lightly.

Take a few minutes out to ask yourself the following important questions: 

  • Do you want to choose who benefits from your wealth, and when? 
  • Do you want to protect the wealth you give your children from unjust claims? 
  • Do you want to make sure your children only receive wealth as and when they 
  • are mature enough to handle it constructively? 
  • Do you want to ensure your family’s wealth remains available to support your 
  • children, even if your spouse repartners? 
  • Do you want to minimise taxes on the assets that you leave your partner and 
  • children? 
  • Do you want to smoothly pass control of your business and investment structures to the next generation (such as superannuation, family trusts and private companies)? 
  • Do you want to minimise the costs of administering your wealth when you die? 

Estate Planning is the process of ensuring that: 

  • You have a clear understanding of the legal structures through which you hold and control your wealth; 
  • You have appropriate strategies in place to ensure your wealth is there to support your family when you die; 
  • Your children are adequately provided and cared for by people they know and trust; and 
  • There is a smooth transition of control over your legal structures. 

We follow a simple and logical process: 

  • First, we identify your objectives (through our comprehensive ‘ʹFact Find’ʹ); 
  • Then we provide you with clear recommendations as to how to achieve your objectives, together with a fixed quote of what we will charge; 
  • Next, we promptly implement our recommendations; and 
  • Finally, we keep in touch and offer a periodic review. 

What next?

If you would like to speak to someone about your Estate Planning, call us on 1300 654 590 or email us

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The information contained in this post is current at the date of editing – 6 October 2015.

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