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Recent court decisions clarify protection of death benefit payments to bankrupts

By Christian Pakpahan, Lawyer and Bryce Figot, Special Counsel, DBA Lawyers Broadly, a member’s interests in a superannuation fund are fully protected upon bankruptcy. This protection even extends to lump sums being paid to the bankrupt. A question that may arise is whether this would be true if the benefit being received by the bankrupt [read more]

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What happens to my SMSF when I die? Dispelling common myths about SMSF life after a member’s death

By Christian Pakpahan, Lawyer and Daniel Butler , Director DBA Lawyers There are many myths held regarding what happens to an individual’s self managed superannuation fund (‘SMSF’) when they pass away. Relying on these myths may lead to several undesirable outcomes such as: the wrong people receiving the intended proportion of SMSF assets or superannuation; [read more]

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Key questions answered for downsizer superannuation contributions

By Christian Pakpahan, Lawyer and Bryce Figot, Special Counsel, DBA Lawyers In the Federal Budget released in May 2017, the government announced an additional $300,000 of superannuation contributions for those aged 65 or more and who sell their home. However, the initial announcement left a number of key questions unanswered. One key question is as [read more]