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Cleary Hoare's Bloodline   Trust

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The best way to ensure that your hard-earned assets are protected and preserved for the benefit of your spouse, children and grandchildren, after you have passed away, is by incorporating Bloodline   Trusts in your estate plan. A Bloodline   Trust is a premium form of family trust where the flow of capital is restricted to your bloodline.

We have all heard stories about people forming new relationships after the death of their spouse and changing their Will to leave all of their assets to their new partner, thereby depriving their children of an inheritance. While dramatic stories of family disputes capture our interest, assets are more commonly depleted or wasted through sheer bad luck, such as the divorce or financial misadventure of your surviving spouse or children. In these cases, any assets of the individual are at risk.

The Bloodline   Trust is unique to Cleary Hoare. We invented this trust to address our clients' concerns about financial stability in the next generation. A Bloodline   Trust provides this stability, ensuring assets are protected and preserved for the benefit of your bloodline. 

Under most Wills, the Will-maker leaves their estate directly to individuals, that is, their spouse (if their spouse survives them) and ultimately their children. Unfortunately, this does nothing to protect and preserve those assets in the years to come. If the individuals to whom you have made gifts under your Will subsequently divorce, separate or suffer some financial misadventure, those assets may be severely diminished or lost entirely. 

Rather than making gifts under your Will to individuals, you can make gifts to Bloodline   Trusts earmarked for those individuals. After your death, the individual you have intended to benefit will control the Bloodline   Trust earmarked for them and be able to use the assets in the trust as if they owned them. However, those assets will not be at risk should the individual divorce or suffer financial misfortune.

For more specific information on Bloodline   Trusts and the Family Court please refer to our Solutions in Action.

Under the terms of a Bloodline   Trust:

  • the passing of the capital assets or proceeds is limited to the Will-maker's bloodline;

  • income may be distributed to a broader range of beneficiaries, including in-laws (at the discretion of the trustee);

  • assets are protected from attacks against beneficiaries, whether from personal creditors or the Family Court.

Using a Bloodline   Trust in your estate plan, as part of your Will or as an entity in which to accumulate assets during your lifetime, provides a flexible, comprehensive and protected structure to hold assets for the benefit of your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.

Establishing a Will utilising Bloodline    Trusts is more complex than a standard Will because of the detailed rules and conditions they contain. The cost will largely depend on the complexity of the Will-maker's estate. The potential cost savings, financial benefits, risk prevention provisions and tax advantages will far outweigh the initial cost. A fixed quote is provided before any commitment.

The Bloodline   Trust is unique to Cleary Hoare. We developed it, trademarked it and have proven its success time and again.

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OUR BLOODLINE TRUST     LAWYERS

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ADDRESS

Brisbane
Level 2,1 Breakfast Creek Rd
Newstead QLD 4006

Sydney
Level 9, 189 Kent Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Perth
45 Ventnor Avenue

West Perth WA 6005

CONTACT

Brisbane

Phone: (07) 3230 5222

Fax: (07) 3252 1355 

Sydney

Phone: (02) 9262 5550

Fax: (02) 9299 5849

Perth

Phone: (08) 9429 8883

Fax: (08) 9429 8800 

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