Live Webinar: Drafting Enforceable Family Law Orders in Property and Parenting Matters


Date:  Thursday 21st March 2019 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  3pm to 5pm 
SA: 2.30pm to 4.30pm  WA: 12noon to 2pm 
NT: 1.30pm to 3.30pm  Qld: 2pm to 4pm

Drafting enforceable court orders is an important skill for practitioners. The orders must cover all aspects of the proposal or agreement reached and include a mechanism for enforcement. Getting the drafting right is essential, and this session looks at the key issues, including:

  • Taking instructions – obtaining the right information to aid the drafting process

  • Drafting overview – plain English vs legal jargon

  • Making sure the orders are understandable to both parties (and the court) – general and the more complex

  • Property settlement drafting essentials:

    • courts’ powers operate in personam

    • full title on property

    • dealing with personal property

    • payment of a lump sums

  • Obligations on third parties such as a trustee of superannuation fund

  • Drafting parenting orders:

    • live with/spend time with

    • holidays / special days

    • extra-curricular activities

  • Dealing with an injunction and/or restraints

  • Undertakings and commitments – how to define the obligation

Our presenter

Amelia Trotman, Special Counsel, Armstrong Legal, Brisbane

Amelia has practised in family law for over 14 years and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist.

Experienced in all aspects of Family Law, Amelia has a particular interest in complex parenting and property matters, international relocation matters and surrogacy. Amelia's down to earth approach and empathetic nature allows her to develop trusting relationships with clients and work towards achieving the best possible outcomes.

Amelia is committed to providing excellent representation at all stages of a matter, from written negotiations to mediation and court proceedings.

Amelia is a past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland and is an advocate for paid parental leave and flexible work arrangements within the profession.


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 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.

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:

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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: RBOMAR19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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