Recorded Webinar: Assessing Interests and Contributions in Family Law Cases – How Does it All Add Up?


29th November 2018

Duration:  approx. 2 hours

Assessing contributions in a relationship is tricky, particularly with the rise of modern relationships involving two working parties, no shared financials and no children. Gone are the days of the 70/30 split.  This session offers an insight into the factors which are considered by the Court in this ever-shifting landscape. It covers:

  • The rise of new family dynamics – challenging assumptions and expectations involving contributions
  • Assessing interests – identifying and valuing the asset pool
  • Assessing contributions:
    • financial
    • non- financial
    • welfare and homemaking  
  • Special contributions – what is the current status?
  • Relevance of timing of contributions and the erosion principle
  • What is the position with inheritances?
  • Windfall gains towards the end of the relationship – how will they be treated?
  • Recent cases: Wallis v Manning (2017) FLC 93-759
Our presenter

Barry Berger, Partner, Berger Kordos Lawyers, Melbourne

Barry holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. An Accredited Family Law Specialist, he has practiced exclusively in the Family and the Domestic Relationship jurisdiction for over 40 years.

His special interest and involvement is in complex financial matters involving companies, trusts and related entities.

He regularly presents to legal conferences on Family Law and related issues.  He has completed the Bond University Mediation Course and has mediated in a number of complex financial disputes.


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: WBTNOV18
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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