Live Webinar: Binding Financial Agreements in Blended Families – Getting the Parties Across the Dotted Prenup Line


Date: Monday 18th June 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 11am to 1pm 
SA & NT:  10:30am to 12:30pm 
WA: 9am to 11am 

Binding financial agreements can be a useful tool with second spouses in order to secure the blended family estate. However, despite involving considerable time, effort and expense, one or both parties will often refuse to sign on the dotted line. This practical session looks at what you can do to ensure you can get BFAs to work for your client and covers:

  • Which types of clients would benefit from a prenup financial agreement? Which clients are more likely to come to an agreement?
    • the younger spouse with children
    • two older spouses both with families from first relationships
  • What needs to be in each type of agreement?
  • Managing client expectations regarding financial agreements
  • How can you make a financial agreement work in a blended family scenario?
  • Drafting hot spots in the agreement to consider:
    • children (future and current)
    • future illness or affairs
    • aged care needs
    • divulging of assets
  • Making BFAs adaptable to changing circumstances
Our presenter

Paul Fildes, Partner, Taussig Cherrie Fildes Lawyers, Melbourne

Paul Fildes is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has been practising in family law since 1983. He has been ranked as one of only seven Preeminent Family Lawyers by Doyle’s Guide for Melbourne 2018.

Paul Fildes was previously the head of Middletons’ Family Law Practice Group (now K & L Gates), which he merged with Taussig Cherrie & Associates in 2010, to become Taussig Cherrie Fildes.

Paul specialises in large scale family law property litigation, complex Financial Agreements, defacto property cases and restructuring family property in a tax effective manner.

Paul also regularly presents at seminars on behalf of various professional bodies on a wide variety of family law topics, with an emphasis on complex financial matters.


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.


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.

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Product Code: RBHJUN18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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