What can be done when an SMSF trust deed contains a mistake or typo?

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We often get asked by our clients, what can be done when their SMSF Trust Deed contains a mistake or typo. Formalities are necessary and a deed of rectification may be the only effective way of fixing the problem. A deed of rectification is a very important document that acts to clean up, what can […]

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A gift with a catch

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You’ve inherited a property, but is the inherited property liable to repay the remaining mortgage debt? Your debts don’t die with you. They survive you and have to be paid from your estate. In the recent case of Winn v Harding, the New South Wales Supreme Court was asked to assess whether the gifted property […]

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Court refuses will for dementia sufferer

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In the recent case of R v J [2017], the Western Australian Supreme Court rejected an application to make a will for a woman who no longer had capacity to do so. Julia is currently 91 years old. She has been married to Henry for 51 years and suffers from diminished mental function as a […]

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