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Woman allegedly left out of will because she was born by artificial insemination
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2020
... and her mother ended could mean Samantha Smorgon has very few rights under the law. Peter Townsend, owner of Townsends Business and Corporate Lawyers, explained that in most states in Australia step-children lose their legal status as a person's ...
Crypto assets rewrite estate planning
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 5 MAR 2018
... assets in applying for probate of a will) you might be giving away the digital key for someone else to use," Townsends Business and Corporate Lawyers special counsel Brian Hor says. Former financial planner and partner of cryptocurrency brokerage firm ...
Reversionary pension and CGT changes supported
DARREN SNYDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 NOV 2016
... proposed limit was six months, meaning the alteration allows super members further time to adjust their affairs. Townsends Business and Corporate Lawyers special counsel superannuation, Michael Hallinan, said this was a reasonable and welcome alteration ...
SMSF payroll tax litigation under microscope
DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 7 JUL 2016
... Queensland will be watched closely with the possibility that SMSFs could be included in payroll tax groups. Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers special counsel Michael Hallinan says an outcome of the litigation could be that SMSFs may be liable for ...
SMSFs impacted by power of attorney rule changes
STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2015
... done in relation to existing enduring powers of attorney as these are grandfathered under the new legislation. Townsends Business and Corporate Lawyers warned that particularly important for SMSF advisers is the provision prohibiting conflicted transactions. ...
American IRAs not super funds
DARREN SNYDER  |  MONDAY, 20 JUL 2015
... an IRA would be seen as a scheme payment in the nature of super upon retirement or death. Special counsel at Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, Michael Hallinan, said the decision means any payment from an IRA will have no special tax treatment ...
In estate planning, beware of remarried clients
LAURA MILLAN  |  FRIDAY, 30 AUG 2013
... kind of clients, advisers consider current spouses, former spouses and multitudes of children according to Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers. "Great care must be taken not to set the estate up for a later claim by a potential beneficiary who believes ...
Advisers warned to check pension start dates after new ruling
MARK SMITH  |  MONDAY, 5 AUG 2013
... taxable. "The ATO has retained its strict adherence to its views as to the commencement date of a pension," Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers special counsel superannuation Michael Hallinan said. "Advisers will have to liaise with clients in May ...
Trustees warned about unintentional SMSF contributions
JAMES FERNYHOUGH  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2013
... carefully constructed contribution strategy can fail if the timing is off," Caroline Harley, an Associate at Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, said. Harley said confusion can arise about exactly when a contribution is made. The ATO's ruling 2010/1 ...
APRA's SMSF loan warning berated
MARK SMITH  |  MONDAY, 21 JAN 2013
... should get on and regulate LRBA as financial products as they advised in 2010." Peter Townsend, principal of Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers also criticised APRA's assessment. He dubbed the comments 'curious' and said that SMSF loans were not ...
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