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Amending the Administration and Probate Act 1958
Amending the Administration and Probate Act 1958

 Succession Law Committee 05 Dec 2019

The LIV is seeking amendments to the Administration and Probate Act 1958...

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Annual Report released for Succession Law Section
Annual Report released for Succession Law Section

 Succession Law Section 02 Dec 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has released its annual report for the Succession Law Section...

 

 

 

 

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LIV provides recommendations to best practice in relation to elder abuse
LIV provides recommendations to best practice in relation to elder abuse

 Elder Law Committee 22 Oct 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has provided comment to the Law Council of Australia on their draft Best Practice Guide in Relation to Elder Abuse...
 

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Succession planning: Handing over the practice
Succession planning: Handing over the practice

 Karin Derkley 01 Sep 2019

Every year hundreds of Victorian lawyers face the dilemma of what to do with their legal practices because of age or simply a desire to move on...

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Self-managed super funds: Grotesquely unreasonable
Self-managed super funds: Grotesquely unreasonable

 Daniel Butler and Kimberley Noah 01 Aug 2019

A recent case highlights the high legal standards that SMSF trustees are accountable to and the need for careful attention to succession planning...

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Top tips for drafting wills for blended families
Top tips for drafting wills for blended families

 Melissa Lirosi 09 Jul 2019

Drafting wills for blended families comes with its own unique challenges. We asked Allan Swan, Director of Estate Planning Equation and author of CCH service Australian Estate Planning, his top tips for drafting wills for blended families.

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LIV Concerns about
LIV Concerns about "non-lapsing binding death benefit nominations"

 Succession Law Section 21 Feb 2019

The LIV has written to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) about the validity of "non-lapsing binding death benefit nominations" being offered by some major regulated superannuation funds...

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LIV Supports National Power of Attorney Scheme
LIV Supports National Power of Attorney Scheme

 Elder Law Section 20 Feb 2019

The LIV has written to the Law Council of Australia to express its support for nationally consistent Power of Attorney laws, and the introduction of a national register, to minimise the risk of Powers of Attorney being used as instruments of financial elder abuse.

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Succession strategies
Succession strategies

 Daniel Butler and Shaun Backhaus 01 Feb 2019

SMSFs should have effective succession plans and, if familiar with the documents and strategies, lawyers are ideally placed to assist...

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Key insights into advising your SME client on a tax sensitive business succession plan
Key insights into advising your SME client on a tax sensitive business succession plan

 Laura Spencer, 28 Feb 2018

Succession planning can be a complex process and even practitioners experienced in the area can make mistakes...

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Seven weird wills from around the world
Seven weird wills from around the world

 LIV Professional Development 20 Feb 2018

From the weird to the wonderful, here are seven of the most unusual will requests from around the world...

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Lawyers acting as administrators of the estates of represented persons: proposal by VCAT to amend the Practitioner Remuneration Order
Lawyers acting as administrators of the estates of represented persons: proposal by VCAT to amend the Practitioner Remuneration Order

 LIV 10 Jan 2018

VCAT is proposing to introduce a commission-based charging system for legal practitioners appointed as administrators in the estates of represented persons. The LIV is eager to hear members’ views to inform our response to this proposal...

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Changes to succession laws
Changes to succession laws

 Victorian Law Reform Commission 01 Dec 2017

Latest amendments address matters including what happens when a person dies intestate...

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Top tips for drafting wills for blended families
Top tips for drafting wills for blended families

 Melissa Lirosi 07 Nov 2017

Drafting wills for blended families comes with its own unique challenges. We asked Allan Swan, Director of Estate Planning Equation and author of CCH service Australian Estate Planning, his top tips for drafting wills for blended families.

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Starting with the end in mind
Starting with the end in mind

 Rohan Harris 01 Nov 2017

Trends in the legal market are driving the strategic growth of firms. Practitioners should keep these trends front of mind when looking for a smart succession strategy...

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