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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: