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Family Law, Tax and Family Breakdown

Published on 26 Oct 2010 | Took place at Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane, QLD

The ground has shifted in estate planning, particularly for divorce. The old certainties about trusts have disappeared. This thought provoking event will provided a Tax and Trust Lawyers perspective on the topic of Family Law, Tax and Family Breakdown.

Topics covered included:

  • when are interests in a trust property of parties to the marriage?
  • strategies to prevent trust assets being included as property of the parties to the marriage
  • Part VIIIAA – orders against third parties
  • Section 105B – transactions to defeat claims
  • status of unpaid present entitlements
  • issues where tax distributions differ from accounting distributions
  • access to trust information.

Individual sessions

Family law, tax & family breakdown

Author(s):  Greg CAHILL This paper covers:

  • when will an interest of a beneficiary in a trust be treated as property of parties to a marriage?
  • some guideposts
  • strategies to protect assets in trusts
  • power of family court to make orders against third parties (Part VIIIAA).
Materials from this session: