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LWN083 Estate Planning

During the period when death duties were imposed at both the State and Federal levels, professional interest in this area was high as the public perceived the need for expert professional advice, particularly as it related to the structuring of a person's affairs to minimise the impost of these duties. The emergence of capital gains tax, together with an emphasis generally on financial planning, has again brought this area to prominence. The ageing population, increasing incidences of mentally disabling conditions such as dementia, and the effect of familial breakdown as the nature of 'family' evolves in modern society have also drawn attention to the need for satisfactory future planning. Estate planning can provide mechanisms for the protection and transmission of wealth, but also a sense of security for the individual. This unit seeks to conceptualise a framework in which estate planning issues can be critically considered.

Unit information

Unit code
LWN083
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2020 20 July 2020 - 13 November 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $3,036
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $4,536

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