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 Carving Up the Assets in Family Law Property Settlements – a live lunchtime online conference

Online Conferences,Family Law,Carving Up the Assets in Family Law Property Settlements – a live lunchtime online conference
Tuesday 11th October 2022
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 12 noon to 2.45pm
QLD: 11am to 1.45pm
SA/NT: 11.30am to 2.15pm
WA: 9.00am to 11.45am
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 ABOUT THE ONLINE CONFERENCE
Hear from the experts at this online lunchtime conference. You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device from anywhere.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there'll be a chairperson, presentations and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions via online chat.

One registration can be shared by colleagues within the same firm utilising the same login.

 THE PROGRAM

Session 1: All Abroad:  Navigating Overseas Assets in Family Law

Increasing migration has led to many people residing in one country but holding assets in another. This situation needs to be handled carefully when a relationship breakdowns and assets of the parties, wherever located, need to be taken into account. This session will provide a guide to practitioners on managing this additional layer of complexity in family law property settlements, including:

  • Relevant factors in choosing jurisdiction for divorce and/or property settlement: Bant & Clayton (No 2) [2019] FamCAFC 200
  • Disclosure and identification of overseas assets
  • Obtaining foreign assistance, including legal advice, valuations and relevant third parties such as trustees
  • Consideration of taxation and other financial implications of asset splitting, transfer and sale
  • Assessing probability of enforcement of orders in the foreign jurisdiction
  • Cost issues in pursuing foreign assets
  • Lessons from recent cases

Session 2: Big Money, Big Problems? The Family Court and the Top End of Town

Rising property values, globalisation of commerce, dual family income, inheritance and investment growth have seen the wealth of Australians rise considerably over the last few decades, and none more so than those at the top of the tree. This session will explore how the family courts are viewing property adjustment in very wealthy family separations, including:

  • What does “just and equitable” mean in the context of wealthy families?
  • Is there a presumption of equality of contribution as a starting point in property adjustments in high wealth cases?
  • Court treatment of special contributions in high wealth cases
  • How far and to what extent should the court examine family wealth behind the parties?
  • Are family trusts doing their job in protecting assets?
  • Recent cases including Balken & Vyner [2020] FamCA 955; Rigby & Kingston (No 4) [2021] Fam Ca 501

Session 3: Super-Size Me: Superannuation Splitting and Family Law

Often one of the biggest assets in the property pool, superannuation has become an essential component in property settlements. This session will examine some of the increasingly complex issues in consideration and splitting of superannuation between the parties, including:

  • Accessing superannuation details – recent reforms
  • Practical and financial consequences of splitting super – is there a better way?
  • Checking the fund rules – what to look for
  • Joining the trustee to family court proceedings
  • Managing super splitting involving multiple member funds
  • Specific issues concerning SMSFs, defined benefit schemes, military pensions and other less common situations
  • Recent cases
 THE FACULTY

Emma Swart, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne, Vic (Chair)

Jacob Clancy, Senior Associate, Clancy & Triado, Melbourne, Vic

Tara Hercok, Associate, Barkus Doolan Family Lawyers, Sydney, NSW

Jacky Campbell, Partner & Accredited Family Law Specialist, Forte Family Lawyers, Melbourne, Vic

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 FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS ONLINE CONFERENCES
  • It was just like being at a well run conference but in many ways better. 
  • This option is of great assistance to country practitioners.
  • The live online conference format worked well and made the speakers more engaging than a recording.
  • Our team used the boardroom.  We could talk and discuss the presentation without feeling we were imposing on others and you could submit a question, which we did.  All from the comfort of our own office.
  • The conference was well organised and the email links very useful.
CPD CERTIFICATE

Delegates registered to attend the LIVE event will receive a CPD certificate for attendance.  Lawyers can claim up to 2.5 CPD units/points (substantive law).

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

If you register and pay by 16 September 2022 you will pay only $495 – a saving of $55 off the full price conference registration fee of $550.

 ENQUIRIES/ASSISTANCE
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams–Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email: hayley@tved.net.au



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Product Code: OFLOCT22
 Price:   $550.00 (Inclusive of GST)