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Ben and Ally
Ben is 50 years old and recently separated from his wife Diana around three years ago.
2 years ago, Ben met Ally at a work function. They having been living together for the past 18 months.
Ben wants to make sure that Ally is provided for should he suddenly pass away. He is also adamant that his ex-wife Diana should not benefit from his Estate.
However, Ben passes away without a valid Will. Under NSW intestacy law, all of Ben’s assets will pass to his ex-wife Diana. Ally is left with nothing.
This could not be more contrary to Ben’s wishes.
Husband Passes Away
James passes away, leaving an Estate valued at around 1.5m to his wife and family. His last dying wish was that his Estate be used to look after their three children.
Tristan, James’ widow, already earns $180,000 as a consulting engineer. As she is already in a high marginal tax bracket, any income received from James’ Estate will be subject to high taxation.
If James had established a testamentary trust instead, part of his Estate would be passed to his children instead, who would each be taxed as adults on a lower tax bracket to their mother.
These tax savings would mean that James Estate would be better positioned to support the family.