Fourth Annual Blended Families Symposium
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 November 2017
Swissotel Hotel, Sydney
-285 DAYS
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The challenges for practitioners advising blended families continue to grow, and this year’s symposium covers succession law, estate planning and family law aspects of blended families. We also delve into the 2017 super reforms, which will have a significant impact on the estate plans for many blended family clients.

Thursday 9 November 2017

Blended Family Relationships

  • Blended Family Dynamics: Parental Responsibilities and Rights in Family Law
  • Blended Families and Parental Responsibilities in Will Making
  • Later Life Relationships and Blended Families

Protecting the Blended Family Estate

  • Family Provision Claims in Blended Families
  • Binding Financial Agreements in Blended Families - Getting the Parties Across the Dotted Prenup Line

Friday 10 November 2017

Securing and Controlling Assets Within Blended Families

  • Protecting Minor Beneficiaries after the Death of a Blended Family Member
  • Mechanisms to Deal with Succession and Control of Family Businesses in Blended Families
  • Bricks, Mortar and the Blended Family


  • Pensions, Super and Death Benefits for the Blended Family


Antonella Sanderson, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Founder and Principal Solicitor/Director, Family Law Matters, Cronulla, NSW

James Whiley, Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Sydney

Brian Herd, Partner, CRH Law, Brisbane

Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Teece, Hodgson & Ward, Sydney

Paul Fildes, Partner, Taussig Cherrie Fildes Lawyers, Melbourne

Mike Fitzpatrick, Solicitor & Notary Public, Clarendene, Castle Hill, NSW

Robert Monahan, Principal, Monahan Estate Planning, Sydney and Suzanne Christie, Barrister, Culwulla Chambers, Sydney

Phillip McGowan, Director, de Groots Wills & Estates Lawyers, Sydney 

Daniel Smedley, Principal, Sladen Legal, Melbourne

Laura Hanrahan, Senior Associate, HopgoodGanim, Brisbane

Scott Hay-Bartlem, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward, Brisbane


Presenters well prepared and knowledgeable on their topic. Good delivery/speakering skills of all sessions.

Presentations on point, succinct and clear.

Quality speakers, good content and delivery.

Great perspective from the states and very multi-faceted.

Great content. Very on-point.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: SBFNOV17
 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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