DISCRETIONARY & FAMILY TRUSTS

DPH Lawyers can assist you with structuring your business or investments through discretionary and family trusts.

Trusts can be used as a tax minimisation strategy; as a means of providing shared income for family members; to minimise the risk of creditors making a claim against your assets; and to place valuable assets out of the direct control of individuals at risk of making poor decisions that may affect a number of stakeholders involved.

One type of discretionary trust is a family trust. A trustee (frequently one of the family members) is elected to hold assets in their name for the benefit of a group of beneficiaries. Although one or more person can be elected as trustee, so to can a company. This is beneficial in terms of avoiding difficulty experienced in situations such as the death of a trustee, or in circumstances where a trustee is declared bankrupt.

DPH Lawyers can assist you with:

  • Drafting trusts

  • Reviewing trusts to ensure they comply with financial and trust-related legal requirements

  • Advice for your accountant to make suitable arrangements

  • Advice for structuring your trust in ways to minimise the chance of claims being made under family law or debt recovery proceedings.

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COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE LAW

COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE LAW

CONVEYANCING

CONVEYANCING

RETAIL & COMMERCIAL LEASES

RETAIL & COMMERCIAL LEASES

DISCRETIONARY & FAMILY TRUSTS

DISCRETIONARY & FAMILY TRUSTS

PURCHASE & SALE OF BUSINESS

PURCHASE & SALE OF BUSINESS

PROPERTY LAW

PROPERTY LAW

PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND GUARDIANSHIP

POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND GUARDIANSHIP

MORTGAGES

MORTGAGES

WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING

WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING