We help you manage all aspects of Estate Planning…
to give you peace of mind knowing that your financial affairs and estate are in order.
Effective estate planning is vital to ensure that all of your financial assets – not just those included in your Estate – are organised in a tax effective way, and that in the event of your incapacitation or death, your assets are passed on to your intended heirs.
Aspects of effective Estate Planning include:
– Legal documentation
– Planning for tax effectiveness
– Execution of estate
Ensuring that your estate, including your super, is distributed according to your wishes upon your death needs careful focus. We take the complexity out of this by partnering with legal professionals to:
– Draw up a will
– Ensure you have nominated legal executors
– Put in place Power/s of Attorney
Ensuring tax effectiveness
It is important to consider the tax implications of any inheritance for your beneficiaries. We help you structure your estate for maximum tax effectiveness. For example, it may be appropriate to establish a trust to limit taxation or seamlessly pass on assets.
Additionally, you may need a binding death benefit nomination to ensure that your super is distributed according to your wishes. This certificate needs to be reviewed regularly.
Execution of estate
We provide assistance to legal executors in the transfer of assets to beneficiaries. This includes:
– Valuation of assets
– Transfer of assets to beneficiaries
– Preparing off-market transfers and / or sale of assets to effect transfer of assets to beneficiaries
– Administration following the death of a member of a self-managed super fund.
Partnering with an accomplished financial advisor is key in planning, managing and executing your estate plan.
Choosing a reversionary beneficiary can help you be clear about who you want to benefit from your remaining super money, and document your wishes correctly.
The role of executor may be an honour, but it can also be an enormous task, depending on the size and complexity of the estate. You can make your executor’s job easier by gathering key information and making it available to them.
Your super balance could be a significant asset when you die and it should therefore be considered very carefully in your estate planning. This is particularly important given that your super will not automatically be covered under your will.