Wills & Estate Planning

16 Estate Planning Strategies You Must Consider!


Here are 16 Strategies you must consider:-


  1. Simple Will

    Is economical if it suits your circumstances. [Read more] 

  2. A Will Incorporating a Right of Residence or Life Estate

    Can be your answer if you have a blended family. [Read more] 

  3. A Testamentary Trust Will

    Can give your family and lineal descendants great tax effectiveness and asset protection and allow you to avoid passing control to any bad money managers among them. [Read more] 

  4. A Statutory Will

    Can allow people with an intellectual disability to have an appropriate will. [Read more] 

  5. A Special Disability Trust

    Allows you to provide for care and accommodation for beneficiaries with a disability tax effectively, while preserving their entitlement to benefits. [Read more] 

  6. A Private Family Company

    Can solve your business succession problems. [Read more] 

  7. Family Discretionary Trust

    Can give you the tax effectiveness, asset protection and succession planning you need. [Read more] 

  8. Gift/Loan Arrangement (or Equity Stripping)

    Can be used to adjust the value of your assets to get the estate planning outcomes that you want without unnecessarily triggering capital gains tax, stamp duty or land tax. [Read more …]

  9. A Self-managed Superannuation Fund with Death Benefit Nominations

    Allows tax effective saving for your retirement and a tool for estate planning. [Read more] 

  1. Severing a Joint Tenancy

    Can give you more flexibility when it comes to passing on your co-owned real estate assets and prevent your property interests going to the wrong people. [Read more] 

  2. A Power of Attorney

    Is a way to pass control of your financial affairs to the right people if you need to during your lifetime. [Read more] 

  3. An Appointment of Enduring Guardians

    Is the way to pass control of your health care and lifestyle decisions to the right people if you need to during your lifetime. [Read more] 

  4. A Living Will or Advance Care Directive

    Lets your family and healthcare professionals know your end-of-life wishes. [Read more] 

  5. A Life Insurance Policy

    Can clear your home loan and other debts so that your spouse and children can survive financially in the event of your death or total and permanent disablement. [Read more] 

  6. Mutual Wills

    Are wills made by spouses or partners at the same time, together with a contract to which they are both parties [Read More]

  7. Giving away inheritance while you are still alive

    Sometimes (but very rarely) it may be appropriate that you pass your assets (or some of them) to your children while you are still alive. [Read More]

To choose the best strategies for you, think about these:- 

  • Have you set things up so that your wealth can be managed if you have an accident, have a stroke or get dementia?
  • Have you set things up so that someone you trust can manage your healthcare and lifestyle if you are unable to manage your own affairs?
  • Have you got documents in place that allow your family to preserve your assets after you die?
  • Are you leaving things so that your family and future generations can avoid paying large amount of tax more than necessary?
  • Are you leaving things so that your wealth leave behind will not be lost by your children and future generations if they go through a divorce?
  • Are you leaving things set up so that the wealth you leave behind will not fall into the hands of family members who have no money management skills?
  • Will you be leaving things so that the wealth you have accumulated during your lifetime will not be lost to your children’s creditors if they hold a directorship in a company that goes bad or strike other financial misfortune?
  • Do you need to leave things so that your wealth will “skip a generation” or otherwise be kept out of the clutches of your children’s spouses or partners?
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