Recorded Webinar: Section 79A and Setting Aside Property Orders in the Family Court


15th October 2018

Duration:  approx. 2 hours

Most family law clients have one desire – certainty. Certainty gives clients the ability to move on, however, in some circumstances, it is possible to vary or set aside property orders. This session looks at the process for applying to set aside or vary an order under s 79 and when a successful application may be made.  It covers:

  • Section 79A(1)(a) – when can the court set aside agreements for duress and other circumstances – what is captured by “other circumstances”?
  • Undue influence, Thorne v Kennedy and potential application to s 79A
  • Failure to provide full disclosure – a look at Pearce & Pearce [2016] FamCAFC 14
  • When is it no longer practical for a party to comply with an order?
  • Defining “exceptional hardship”
  • What is the process for varying a property settlement?
Our presenter

Jacky Campbell, Partner, Forte Family Lawyers, Melbourne

Jacky is a partner of Forte Family Lawyers in Melbourne and has been working in family law for over 30 years. She has been Accredited as a Specialist in Family Law with the Law Institute of Victoria since 1991. She completed a Master of Laws at Monash University. She has a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing from Deakin University.

Jacky is the consultant editor of CCH/Wolters Kluwer Australian Family Law and Practice and contributing author to CCH/Wolters Kluwer Australian Family Law and Practice to the Property, Spousal Maintenance, Financial Agreements, Maintenance Agreements, Procedure and Precedents tabs. She writes several chapters of the CCH/Wolters Kluwer Australian Master Family Law Guide, and is the author of the family law chapters in the Thomson-Reuters Australian Financial Planning Handbook and in the CCH/Wolters Kluwer Australian Master Superannuation Guide.


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.

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Product Code: WBGOCT18
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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