Don’t put your hard-earned assets at risk, rely on Antunes Lawyers to establish trusts that protect your assets and your best interests.

The little details matter when making the big decision of establishing a trust. Our lawyers won’t miss a detail and can draft a trust that best suits your needs.

There are a few key types of trusts to consider depending on your situation. Bare trusts, as the name suggests, are one of the simplest trust structures and are commonly used by parents or grandparents to transfer assets to children or grandchildren. Discretionary trusts, or “family trusts”, provide more control and flexibility for trustees who can distribute their capital amongst beneficiaries to income split and gain tax advantages. Unit trusts, which are commonly used to hold passive assets owned by multiple people, behave similarly to shareholding. Capital is distributed amongst beneficiaries proportional to how many “units” they own within the trust rather than by the discretion of the trustee.

Weighing up the pros and cons of which structure best can be a daunting task. Antunes Lawyers can guide you through the process of selecting the optimal trust structure for your circumstance, drafting a trust deed that protects you against all scenarios, obtaining the appropriate consents needed, and ensuring compliance with tax obligations.

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When it comes to trusts, you can count on Antunes Lawyers. Our team will ensure that your assets are protected.

Trusts are incredibly effective at protecting assets, but only if they’re carefully drafted. Establishing a trust without careful consideration could leave your assets more vulnerable than before or lead to unexpected taxes.

Our team can help you to determine what kind of trust best suits your needs, draft trust deeds, amend or wind up existing trusts, advise trustees on their obligations and duties, and assist beneficiaries in exercising their rights. When it comes to all things trusts, look no further than Antunes Lawyers.


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