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Put simply, Asset Protection is the use of smart, legal strategies to protect your assets. 

This includes:

  1. Isolating assets or value from risk (e.g. housing passive income producing assets in separate structures to a business structure).
  2. Segmenting multiple sources of risk, so that liability or exposure from one activity does not contaminate or put at risk assets in unrelated entities (e.g. carrying on separate businesses in separate structures).
  3. Limiting the number and value of assets held by “at risk” individuals (e.g. transferring the legal ownership of valuable assets from at risk individuals to lower risk entities).

A successful outcome of asset protection planning might include the ability for at risk individuals and their families to control or benefit from assets without legally owning them. The consequence is that if the at-risk individual becomes subject to liabilities or claims from creditors, those assets would not be available to satisfy them – even if a creditor is a successful litigant.


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The Guide to Testamentary Trusts

A testamentary trust is commonly used by estate planning lawyers to protect the assets and inheritance of the testator’s benefciaries from creditors, family law actions and providing flexibility in relation to the distribution of the estate.


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The ATO Guide to Super Contributions

There are limits on how much you can pay into your super fund each financial year without having to pay extra tax. These limits are called ‘contribution caps’.


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Protecting Family Wealth

Building Family Wealth takes time. But how easily can it be torn down in expensive litigation, legal challenges and regulatory and economic threat?


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