November 2016

  • The Step Children Conundrum

    Families – sometimes you can’t live with them, but you wouldn’t be living without them. As social demographics adjust and non-nuclear families are becoming more and more prevalent, the so-called ‘solutions’ from a legislative standpoint create some interesting outcomes. An important consideration in super death benefit planning is ensuring death benefit proceeds get paid to the desired beneficiary with the least potential chance for a challenge.
     
    Please see the Melbourne Divorce Network for the full article.
  • Legislation introduced to ease problems with deceased estates

    Administration and Probate and Other Act Amendment (Succession and Related Matters) Bill 2016

    Legislation was introduced into Victorian Parliament yesterday which will address problems that can arise in dealing with a deceased person’s estate and which also introduce updated formulas for distributing assets when a person dies without a will. 

    The amendments: