Recorded Webinar: Families and How to Survive Them: A Family Law Guide for Schools


Date: 20th October 2020
Approximate Length: 1 Hour


With families coming in all shapes and sizes, and some of them in various stages of acrimony, schools need to be aware of the complexities and implement appropriate arrangements and strategies to minimise risks. This session will look at some of the issues of dealing with families, including parental and third- party rights, and what schools can do in practice to reduce the impact on the school community, including:

  • Who is a parent? Blended families and “rights”
  • Practical issues and risk management: communication, child access and collection
  • Practical issues and risk management – access, handovers and IVOs
  • Case study: when things get ugly in the school yard – how to deal with parents who turn up unannounced
  • Understanding and complying with family court orders and subpoenas
  • Case study: When a child doesn’t want to spend time with a parent
Recorded Webinars,Schools Law,Recorded Webinar: Families and How to Survive Them: A Family Law Guide for Schools Rebecca Dahl, Partner, Nicholes Family Lawyers, Melbourne

Bec practices exclusively in Family Law and has a particular interest in complex children’s matters, particularly those involving interstate or international relocation, and also has an interest in assisting extended family members, such as grandparents seeking time with their grandchildren.

She also has extensive experience in marital and de facto property disputes, and preparing Binding Financial Agreements both during relationships, and post separation as well as assisting clients involved in Intervention Order proceedings in the Magistrates Court.

Bec is a trained Collaborative Practitioner and relishes the opportunity to assist clients in this non-litigious form of dispute resolution.

In addition, Bec provides advice to clients and representation in relation to all other legal issues arising from family law and relationship breakdown including:

  • Divorce
  • Same sex relationships
  • Children and parenting matters
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance

Bec also has experience in the Children’s Court jurisdiction both in Victoria and South Australia, and is able to provide advice and support to clients involved in these systems.


This webinar is suitable for Senior executives from private and independent schools, around Australia, along with their advisors. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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: [email protected]

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 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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