The course will focus on the most demanding areas of practice in this area: complex will drafting, administration of estates, family provision, and estate planning.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the end of the course a student will:
- have developed professional capability in advanced concepts in Will Drafting including discretionary testamentary trusts and drafting issues in blended families;
- interpret and apply knowledge on issues of asset protection and tax advantages that may be gained through implementation of sound estate planning;
- be able to evaluate the needs of clients, and advise clients on Family Provisions legislation, in particular, initiating a Family Provision Application, interlocutory injunctions and interim orders and release of rights and compromise;
- analyse and respond to complex estate administration issues such as Partial Intestacies, Insolvent Estates, Contested and Special Grants, the liabilityof the Personal Representative and cross jurisdictional issues; and
- be able to draft appropriate documents relating to the above issues.
- Exercises in Will Drafting. Students will be required to complete a number of drafting exercises addressing discretionary testamentary trusts, and drafting for blended families; and
- Exercises in Drafting Court Documents. Students will be required to draft court documents relevant to Family Provision Proceedings and Administration of Estates; and
- Case study Advice to Client. Preparation of advice to clients on issues relating to Estate Planning and Administration.
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A semester-length course requiring students to work with online materials, participate in online discussions and activities, private study and complete assessment tasks.
Requisite and Incompatibility
There is no prescribed text. It is recommended that students have access to Rowland, CJ, Huntley's Australian Wills Precedents (7th ed, LexisNexiz, Sydney, 2009)
Additional reading materials will also be available online.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3067||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|