Entries by Rebecca Edwards

Major changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld) Passed in Parliament

The Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act 2017 (“Act”) was passed by Parliament on 25 October 2017.  It will have a major impact on Retirement Village documents and processes. General Comments The Act is the result of a long and winding path of review of the law spurred recently by the infamous Four Corners […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

Changes to Retirement Villages Law (& other things) in Qld

Following the ABC Four Corners program earlier this year, the Queensland Government embarked on a plan to amend various pieces of housing legislation in response to the issues raised in the program. On 25 October 2017 that resulted in the passage through the Queensland Parliament of legislation to address the concerns raised. Much focus has […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

Top 5 things SMSF trustees and members should know about their Deeds

Your superannuation deed along with the superannuation laws form the governing rules that self managed super funds (SMSFs) need to operate by. The introduction of the $1.6 million transfer balance cap (TBC) and new transition to retirement income stream (TRIS) rules are a ‘game changer’ for SMSFs when discussing benefit payments and estate planning. With […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

Major changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld) proposed in Parliament

The Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 (“Bill”) was introduced to the Queensland Parliament late yesterday. If passed, the Bill will make the following key changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld): General Comments The Bill is the result of a long and winding path of review of the law spurred recently […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

Does your SMSF Deed need a post 1 July check up?

On 1 July 2017, significant changes came into force and many more are proposed as a result of the recent federal budget.  So if you haven’t already reviewed your SMSF Deed, do you really need to? The answer is YES – all SMSF Deeds should be reviewed to ensure that they are up to date […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

SMSF incentives for those looking to downsize their home

As we grow older, it may become more attractive or perhaps even necessary to downsize our homes.  Downsizing may mean moving to more suitable accommodation, a release of equity to support retirement plans or maybe, a move to aged care or retirement living. Potential benefits of downsizing From 1 July 2018, homeowners over 65 years […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

SMSF Pension Payment Deadline Looms

The SMSF Association has issued a warning to self-managed super fund (SMSF) members in the pension phase to ensure that they have met their minimum pension payments by 30 June.

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

The best Will in the world?

The world is becoming more of a melting pot of cultures as people migrate around the globe. Australians traditionally like to spread their wings and we are a nation of jet setters with around 1 in 20 of our population living overseas at any one time.  This love of travel means that Australians often die […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

Lost Superannuation for Executors of Deceased Estates

    Transcription: Hi, I’m Rebecca from CRH Law and I’m talking to you today about lost superannuation for executors of deceased estates. Superannuation is, for many, one of their most significant assets. When you factor in the insurance components that many of us have, the death benefit payable to an estate or to a […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.

Is it time to update your Self-Managed Super Fund Deed?

One of the most common questions we are asked is when should a self-managed superannuation fund (“SMSF”) deed be updated. In our experience, we believe that there are a number of circumstances that give rise to the need to consider whether changes are needed to your SMSF deed: Changes in the law Sometimes changes to […]

Rebecca Edwards
With a background in aged care management, Rebecca brings hands on experience and insight into our elder law and aged services areas as well as a thorough understanding of complex estate planning issues and disputes.