About the author. Acknowledgements. Preface. Part I: Understanding estate planning. 1 What is estate planning? 2 Estate assets. 3 Intestacy. Part II: The Will. 4 Planning your will. 5 Appointment of executors. 6 Contents of the will. 7 Updating, revoking and storing your will. 8 Protecting your will from challenge. Part III: Trust and Estate Planning. 9 An introduction to trusts. 10 Types of trusts. 11 Testamentary trusts. 12 Capital protected and protective trusts. 13 Proceeds trusts. Part IV: Taxation and Superannuation. 14 Taxation and death. 15 Death and superannuation. Part V: Lifetime Planning. 16 Powers of attorney. 17 Cohabitation and financial agreements. 18 Business succession and estate planning. 19 Life insurance. 20 Planning ahead - arranging your funeral. Part VI: Estate Planning and Elder Law. 21 Centrelink and estate planning. 22 Centrelink and the treatment of private trusts and companies. 23 Reverse mortgages. 24 Aged care. 25 It's up to you now. Glossary. Appendix A: State-by-state intestacy provisions. Appendix B: Step-by-step estate planning guide. Index.
Andrew Simpson is a principal with Moores Legal in Melbourne and is head of its estate planning, structuring and superannuation department. He has been practising in the area of estate planning for 15 years. Andrew was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2004, and is an adjunct lecturer in estate planning at Charles Sturt University.