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Foreign Beneficiaries in a Discretionary Trust

10 December 2019 | Private Client |

Many discretionary trusts have wide pools of potential beneficiaries as to both income and capital of the trust.
Strictly speaking, the very …

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High Court Decision Threatens Booming Class Action Industry

09 December 2019 | Finance Transaction Support |

The Situation
Litigation funding (also known as legal financing or third-party litigation funding) has been a major driver of Australian class actions. …

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Estate Planning and Structuring for International Wills

04 November 2019 | Estate Planning |

It is important when estate planning and structuring your will to be aware of the numerous issues that can affect succession …

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Estate Planning – 10 Misconceptions

01 July 2019 | Estate Planning |

Everything will go to my Spouse so I don’t need a Will ... My Superannuation death benefits will follow my Will ... A Will is only for old people ... and other misconceptions debunked!

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Checklist for Executors

01 July 2019 | Legal Developments |

The role of an Executor of someone’s Will is an important and responsible one. It can also be complex and time consuming particularly at a time of often great emotional distress but you do not need to go through this alone.  The team at Nexus can help.

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Family Business – keeping it together

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

While family businesses account for approximately 70% of all business in Australia, inter-generational longevity is limited with few businesses surviving to …

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How the buy sell agreement works

28 June 2019 | Business Structuring |

You may have heard of the concept of a business succession or “buy/ sell” that deals with the exit of a business proprietor in the event of an event such as death or disablement.  Here is how it works based on a case study and solution.

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Powers of Attorney: all the same…right?

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

A Power of Attorney is just as important as a Will. Power of Attorney documents should never be a “tick and flick” type document and the powers conferred should always be carefully considered.

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Inheritances and “problem” beneficiaries

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

What do I do if I am concerned about leaving an inheritance to a “problem” beneficiary? In this article Tim Donlan considers this problem and offers some possible solutions.

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Sperm donation and parentage – High Court to decide

28 June 2019 | Family Law |

The High Court of Australia has been called upon to hear an appeal regarding the legal parentage of a child “B” born as a result of an artificial insemination procedure. 

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A short word on digital estate planning

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

In late 2018, Gerald Cotton, CEO of Quadriga CX (Canada’s largest crypto currency exchange), died, age 30, taking with him the company’s “digital wallets” and their password to his grave; wiping out an estimated almost $283 million worth of crypto currency forever.

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Institutionalise your memory

21 May 2019 | Corporate & Commercial |

Bad habits and not knowing what to do put at risk the assets of individuals, families, family businesses and organisations. Here are many practical ways to protect assets against death, disability or organisational or family dissolution.

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Elder law – working with older clients

09 January 2019 | News & Events |

Every lawyer should be aware how the law is relevant to an ageing community.  As an expert in the field, Nexus Law Group's Michael Perkins will present at this College of Law course, focused on educating lawyers operating in this space.

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Assets loaded but locked in the cloud

12 October 2018 | News & Events |

Imagine your 40-something wealthy mother died suddenly. You’re her eldest and the sole executor of her will prepared in 2003.
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Management of digital assets and accounts

03 October 2018 | Estate Planning |

So what’s needed for estate planning for digital assets? Michael Perkins explores this topic in this September 2018 Sydney Morning Herald article.

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