About the webinar
You know what to do but sometimes the immediate priorities get blurred. You have to act but you need to get the priorities right. This session looks at the main issues for practitioners when confronted with domestic violence matters:
- Statutory and discretionary domestic violence orders
- AVO orders by consent without admission
- Domestic violence – its impact on presumptions of parental responsibility
- How does domestic violence impact the mediation requirement?
- Domestic violence and parenting orders
- Impact of domestic violence on property proceedings
- Reporting obligations and domestic violence
- Impact of reporting domestic violence – unintended consequences
- Case study – Support services and how to use them
Who should attend
This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in family law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.
Monica Blizzard, Principal & Accredited Family Law Specialist, KHQ Lawyers, Melbourne
With almost 20 years of experience in family law, Monica Blizzard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.
Monica has developed a passion for complex financial and property cases, and complicated parenting matters, including international relocation matters and child abduction. She has experience in drafting complex financial settlements including Binding Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements. As a practitioner, Monica has great empathy for her clients and is determined to achieve the best outcome, tailored to their specific needs.
Monica also has expertise in surrogacy matters, having presented at two national conferences for Surrogacy Australia and Families Thru Surrogacy in 2014 and 2015.
Monica and the KHQ team take a holistic approach to family law and relationship matters, often inviting the assistance of psychologists, family report writers, financial experts such as accountants and financial planners and specialist taxation advice to ensure that the journey through the family law process is both efficient and cost effective.
Monica has presented numerous seminars for her peers, on topics such as Binding Financial Agreements, complex property cases, Family Violence, child support, surrogacy and parenting matters. Monica also co-authored the Property Law section of the Lawyers Practice Manual.
Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar. Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law. This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.