Keep your binding death benefit nominations and your will aligned

SMSF technical expert and columnist for The Australian newspaper
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With each new court case, our understanding of SMSFs and death benefits continues to expand.

A recent case highlights just how important it is to get these right in both your will and Binding Death Benefit Nominations (BDBN).

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In October 2013, the WA Supreme Court handed down a case involving a death benefit totalling about $650,000 of Francesca Conti from The Conti Superannuation Fund. The two members and individuals of this fund were Francesca and her estranged husband, Augusto Conti.

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