Family Law: Financial Agreements, Contributions, Third Parties in Property Settlements - a Live Online Conference
Tuesday 14th November 2017

VIC, NSW, ACT and TAS – 1.30 to 5pm
SA 1.00 to 4.30pm
WA 10.30am to 2pm
NT 12noon to 3.30pm
QLD 12.30pm to 4pm

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Our annual 2-day Family Law conferences are among the most highly regarded professional development events we run, but we realise that not everyone can spare two days out of the office.  So we’re offering you a new way to access the experts online – a half-day online conference, focused on family property matters.

You can put your staff in the boardroom and watch it there.  You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device.  All for the same low price, no matter how many of your staff watch.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there’ll be a chairman, a panel of experts, presentations and discussion – and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions.

The conference will be chaired by:  Paul Staindl, Director, Clancy & Triado, Melbourne

Session 1: Bullet-proof Financial Agreements – Rare as Hens’ Teeth?

Not all financial agreements are drafted equally. While a completely challenge-proof financial agreement is the stuff of urban legend, there are things you can do to increase their effectiveness. Understanding the fundamentals that are required is key.  This session examines the level of disclosure that is required and the Courts’ current thinking with financial agreements.  It covers:

  • What needs to go into a financial agreement to make it valid? Drafting techniques and tricks of the trade
  • Interpretation of financial agreements – what issues arise?
  • Disclosure – what is required? When does the disclosure obligation arise
  • Should we only do financial agreements in low risk situations?
  • Contract law and financial agreements – How do they interact?
  • Equitable and common law right to performance of contract – new thinking on financial agreements
  • Dealing with hybrid agreements
  • Power of the court to declare financial agreements binding on just and equitable grounds – is it consistent?
  • Fewster & Drake [2016] FAM CAFC 214

Speaker: Jacky Campbell, Partner, Forte Family Lawyers, Melbourne

Session 2:  Protecting Your Investment in Your Child’s Future - Involvement of Third Parties in Property Settlements

Property disputes can entangle more than the divorcing couple.  Parents who have lent money to a child who is now facing divorce may end up being exposed.  This session looks at ways in which you can protect third parties in circumstances where they are assisting their child.  The court has the power to make orders in relation to third parties but there may be things you can do now to protect your clients’ interests.  This session covers:

  • Gift vs loan – understanding the difference in property disputes
  • Mortgage documents and registering a proper interest – getting the documents in order
  • Making sure the spouse understands the arrangement – the benefits of transparency
  • What are the powers of the court in making orders against third parties?
  • When can the court exercise their accrued jurisdiction? Contractual, partnership and shareholder disputes 
  • Orders under the Family Law Act effecting third parties – in what circumstances will they be made?

Speaker: Adam Cooper, Principal, Cooper Family Law, Brisbane

Session 3:  What’s Mine is not Yours: Assessing Contributions in Family Law Matters

This practical session will look at recent cases dealing with contributions and where the law is at.  The courts are taking an inconsistent approach, but this session will offer some insights into the factors that will be considered.  It covers:

  • Running a contribution case – post Stanford
  • Valuing the contributions of each party
  • Determining what is property of the marriage
  • Quantifying the homemaker contribution
  • Dealing with premarital assets
  • Initial contributions – how to assess them
  • Special contributions – gone but not forgotten
  • Short and long marriages – what is the definition and why is it relevant?
  • Inheritances - are the cases consistent?
  • Recent cases

Speaker: Pippa Colman, Director, Pippa Colman & Associates, Maroochydore, Qld

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Online Event Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 9670 2055 or email:
Product Code: OFLNOV17
 Price:   $440.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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