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 Recorded Webinar: Enlarging the Asset Pool: The Treatment of Addbacks and Loans in Family Law Property Settlements

Date: Tuesday 7th February 2023
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

The task of constructing a balance sheet is rarely easy. This session explores two key issues which often arise in family law property matters: the adding back of notional assets into the pool of property available for division between separated parties and the treatment of loans and gifts. It covers:


  • The Court’s current approach to addbacks
  • Where the parties have expended money on legal fees
  • Premature distribution of matrimonial assets
  • Waste of matrimonial assets
  • Intersection between addbacks and Stanford principles
  • Recent case law

Loans and Gifts:

  • How inter-familial loans impact property settlements
  • Creation of resulting trusts
  • The presumption of advancement and how to rebut the presumption
  • Tips and tricks when dealing with loans
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Heidi Menkes, Partner, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Pearson Emerson Family Law, Sydney, NSW

Heidi is an Accredited Family Law Specialist having practised exclusively in the area of family law since 2008.

Heidi has extensive experience in a wide range of family law matters ranging from complex property matters including high net worth individuals, trust structures and complex corporate structures, to spousal maintenance, financial agreements, matters involving third parties, child support and parenting.

Heidi has a particular interest in complex parenting matters that involve an international element and has been involved in a number of successful Hague Convention and international relocation matters.

Doyle's Guide recognised Heidi as a Rising Star in family law in the Australian legal market for 2020.


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.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law. This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

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: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WBFFEB23
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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