Interrogate the legal system and focus on the specifics of contract and corporation law.Contrast Australia’s legal processes with examples from other countries. Go over the rights and responsibilities of companies, their members and their directors.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
explain why estate planning is an essential part of the financial planning process
identify and evaluate the taxation and legal issues that are relevant in estate planning, including Will planning, powers of attorney, rights of beneficiaries, trusts, distribution of net assets and the capital gains implications of the deceased estate, death aspects of financial products
develop a tax effective business succession plan
understand the different estate planning needs of different client groups including indigenous clients, and find solutions appropriate to their needs
This subject was previously known as Estate Planning.
This subject provides an introduction to the legal issues that need to be considered in estate planning including wills, testamentary trusts, taxation of deceased estates, capital gains tax in respect of assets transferred after death, business succession planning and social security.
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