Live Webinar: Implications of Relationship Creation and Breakdown on Estate Planning


Date:  Tuesday 21st August 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12noon 
SA & NT:  10:30am to 11.30am 
WA: 9am to 10am 

What happens to wills, powers of attorney and binding death benefit nominations, when the documents aren’t up to date to accurately reflect the status of a relationship? Understanding the legal consequences is very important and this session covers:

  • Revocation of Powers of Attorney - what is the position with your ex-spouse?
  • Registering relationships and estate planning - what is the affect?
  • Wills and marriage - what happens when you divorced? Is the will void?
  • What is the position with de facto partners?
  • BDBNs and ex partners - what is the effect?
  • State based comparison of impact of relationship creation and breakdown
Our presenter

Stephen Lynch, Director, Somerville Legal, North Sydney 

Stephen has specialised in the area of wills, probate, estate planning and succession for more than 15 years. His extensive experience includes the preparation of complex wills, including asset-protection measures such as the creation of testamentary trusts.

In 2010, Stephen’s experience was recognised internationally when he was accepted as a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners. In 2011, the Law Society of NSW granted Stephen Specialist Accreditation in the field of wills & estates.

Stephen also specialises in contested estates, including claims under the Family Provision legislation.

Stephen has been named in the prestigious Doyles List for both 2016 and 2017 as one of NSW's top wills and estates lawyers.

Stephen also heads up the Employment Law team at Somerville Legal. Stephen has acted for both employers and employees in relation to the preparation of employment contracts, unfair dismissals, and unfair contract claims.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers throughout Australia who advise in estate planning matters. 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 1 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBMAUG18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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