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 Impact of Family Dynamics on the Estate Plan – a live lunchtime online conference

Online Conferences,Estate planning,Impact of Family Dynamics on the Estate Plan – a live lunchtime online conference
Thursday 4th August 2022
Vic, NSW, ACT, Qld, Tas: 12 noon to 2.45pm
SA/NT: 11.30am to 2.15pm
WA: 10am to 12.45pm
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Hear from the experts at this online lunchtime conference. You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device from anywhere.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there'll be a chairperson, presentations and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions via online chat.

One registration can be shared by colleagues within the same firm utilising the same login.


Session 1: Paying It Forward: Loan Management Strategies in Estate Planning

Inter-generational loans from the bank of mum and dad are now a common feature as a result of the increasing costs of housing, education and life in general. This session will look at the implications of family loans on estate planning and strategies for accounting for loans through the estate plan, including:

  • Loan or gift? Ascertaining intentions on both sides
  • Loan documentation essentials pre and post the event
  • Protective strategies for lenders including taking security, charging interest, requiring regular repayments and other conditions
  • Tax consequences of receiving interest payments including impact on pensions
  • Updating wills and other instruments to factor in loan arrangements and future intentions – what should be included?
  • Tips for drafting equalisation clauses and other loan management clauses
  • Managing loan obligations in the event of the death of the recipient
  • Dispute resolution strategies for family fallout associated with loans and agreement non-compliance

Session 2: Power Without Glory: Conflicts of Interest and Risk in Powers of Attorney

In theory, powers of attorney provide a useful and important means for decision-making when the appointor is unable to act. However, the issues that can arise when giving a family member this power are significant, and the courts have been very active in dealing with cases of attorney’s acting badly. This session provides practitioners with a guide to the perils and pitfalls of powers of attorney appointment and decision-making, including:

  • What limitations and conditions, if any, should be imposed on attorneys? How can conflicts of interest be avoided?
  • Are attorney’s bound to act in accordance with an appointor’s intentions? Reilly v Reilly [2017] NSWSC 1419
  • Can attorneys make gifts and change a will? Olsen v Mentink [2019] NSWCA 1299; Meiners v Gunn [2020] WASC 18; Grant v Grant (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 1288 and other cases
  • What role does an attorney have in the superannuation of the appointor member? Tips for drafting specific authority and dealing with super funds: Re Narumon [2019] 2 Qd R 247; Re SB; Ex pare AC [2020] QSC 139
  • Who has standing to challenge decisions and/or seek removal of an attorney?
  • Strategies for protection of clients and the estate from wrongful decisions of an attorney

Session 3: Second Spouses, the Family Home and the Estate Plan

Estate planning for second or later spouses comes with significant challenges, particularly when one partner dies, leaving a spouse or family living in the most valuable asset of the deceased’s estate. This session examines how an estate plan can best manage potential conflict between adult children and surviving spouses regarding the family home, including:

  • Life interests in the family home:
    • When are they appropriate?
    • Should any limitations or restrictions be placed on a life interest?
    • How can a life interest take ageing and health into account?
  • Characteristics of a right to reside
    • What conditions can be attached to a right to reside?
    • When does a right to reside end?
  • Who pays for maintenance of the property?
  • Navigating the tax consequences of life interests and rights to reside
  • What happens if the surviving spouse later goes into aged care?
    • Can the property be used to fund aged care?
  • Case studies

Laura Hanrahan, Special Counsel, Holding Redlich, Brisbane, Qld (Chair)

Bryan Mitchell, Principal and Accredited Succession Law Specialist, Mitchells Solicitors, Brisbane, Qld

Edward Skilton, Principal, Sladen Legal, Melbourne, Vic

Nathan Yii, Principal Lawyer, Chartered Tax Advisor and SMSF Specialist Advisor - Nathan Yii Lawyers, Melbourne, Vic

  • It was just like being at a well run conference but in many ways better. 
  • This option is of great assistance to country practitioners.
  • The live online conference format worked well and made the speakers more engaging than a recording.
  • Our team used the boardroom.  We could talk and discuss the presentation without feeling we were imposing on others and you could submit a question, which we did.  All from the comfort of our own office.
  • The conference was well organised and the email links very useful.

Delegates registered to attend the LIVE event will receive a CPD certificate for attendance.  Lawyers can claim up to 2.5 CPD units/points (substantive law). Accountants can claim up to 2.5 CPD/training hours.


If you register and pay by 14 July 2022 you will pay only $495 – a saving of $55 off the full price conference registration fee of $550.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams–Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email: hayley@tved.net.au

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Product Code: OEPAUG22
 Price:   $495.00 (Inclusive of GST)