Estate planning is the process of ensuring that your wealth is directed according to your wishes after you die. Making sure your wealth goes where you want it to is not just a simple matter of preparing a will – although a will is almost always a key part of your estate planning. You also need to consider things such as your superannuation benefits, family businesses, assets owned by legal entities such as family trusts as well as assets owned as joint tenants, etc.
It is also vital that your estate planning be consistent with your current financial planning, to ensure that your affairs are handled as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, both now and in the future.
I greatly enjoy helping people achieve their financial goals, and I am committed to providing a high level of service to my clients. I pride myself on being open and honest with clients, as well as keeping the promises and commitments I make to them.
I have more than 30 years experience in the financial services industry, starting as an insurance agent with a large financial institution, and moving through a broad range of management positions and financial planning roles. Having worked for over 12 years with State Super Financial Services, I am an expert in Commonwealth Public Sector Defined Benefit Schemes –CSS and PSS. I have a strong background working through Redundancies and developing Centrelink (Age Pension) strategies.
Born and bred in Melbourne, I have spent most of my working life here, apart from short stints in rural Victoria and New South Wales. I am married with three adult children, and now have 4 grandsons. I enjoy overseas travel with my wife, am a keen golfer and long time supporter of the Geelong Football Club.
Chris Thorn is an authorised representative (1258276) of Nextplan Financial Pty Ltd (AFSL 1258276).