Asset planning helps you plan for the future to ensure you can control future ownership of your assets and reduce risk.
Asset Planning Objectives
- To protect assets you bring into a marriage or relationship
- To protect personal assets from business risks
Provide for dependants such as children and grandchildren (e.g. for their education or if they have physical or other disabilities) and plan for continuity of family ownership
- Guard against unwanted claims on your estate
- Give support to charities through bequests or charitable trusts.
- Financial & taxation planning
- Retirement planning
- Income tax efficiency
Be Prepared For Change
Asset and succession planning arrangements must be kept up to date.
- Circumstances and relationships change - marriage, separation, children, buying or selling property. For example, a will made before marriage is generally automatically revoked when you marry.
- Your views and wishes change. Is that still how you want your estate divided?
- Are the executor, trustees, guardians or beneficiaries nominated in your trust or will still appropriate?
- Asset ownership changes. For instance, you should update your will if you establish a trust.
Asset Planning Instruments
A range of asset and estate planning tools are available, including:
Plus, we can provide solutions using other legal structures such as companies, partnerships and joint tenancies.
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