Recorded Webinar: Options for the Protection of the Second and Later Spouse in the Estate Plan


Date: Friday 21st August 2020
Approximate Length: 1 Hour

Estate planning in the context of a second (or other multiple) marriage or domestic partnership can be complex, particularly when it comes to the future of the biggest asset, the main residence of the marriage. How can a couple in this situation take steps to protect their pre-marriage or jointly obtained assets while at the same time ensure their respective children can benefit from their estate? This session will look at strategies to manage this dilemma, including:

  • The nature of a life interest and the rights and duties of the holder:
    • How is a life interested created?
    • What rights does it give the holder?
    • Are there any limitation and restrictions?
    • What happens if the holder goes into care? Can the property be sold to pay for a deposit?
    • Remainder interests and Capital Gains Tax implications
    • Tax consequences of relinquishing a life interest
    • What if the children disclaim their remainder interest?
  • A right to reside:
    • What sort of right is it?
    • Who is responsible for the upkeep of the property?
    • When does the right cease?
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Jennifer Dixon, Principal, Moores, Hawthorn

Jennifer Dixon a Practice Leader and heads up the Private Clients group at Moores.

With one of the largest specialist estate planning teams in the country, Jennifer and her team assist clients and their advisors through the maze of planning for death and disability right through to addressing the administration of estates and private entities like trusts and SMSF’s.  While the focus of the team is on dispute prevention, they also advise and guide clients through disputes and litigation associated with these areas.

Jennifer holds an honours degree in law and a diploma of financial services. She is an accredited specialist in two fields, namely: in Wills and Estates in Victoria, accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria; and as a specialist SMSF advisor by the SMSF Association. Jennifer is an in demand speaker across Australia to professional audiences in these areas.

For the last 3 years, Jennifer has been a recognised as a pre-eminent practitioner in  Doyles Guide, in both categories of Wills, Estates and Succession Planning & Wills & Estate Litigation.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers throughout Australia who advise in estate planning matters. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBIAUG20
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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