Our annual family law conference (held on the Gold Coast in July every year) is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we are repeating this event in Melbourne in February 2023 for all those who couldn’t get to the Gold Coast. The last 12 months have been one of the most challenging times for family lawyers: fluctuating property values, coupled with the lingering effects of COVID-19, have coincided with the biggest overhaul in family law since 1975.
Estate planners often have to find a balance between their clients' need for security and control versus the necessity for accommodating change. It's not always easy. This year's annual estate planning conference will cover this balancing act, along with other vital topics estate planners regularly encounter, such as where superannuation sits in the estate plan, distribution dilemmas and the taxation of trusts, as well as challenging discretionary trust decisions. It also examines the ongoing use of gift and loan back arrangements, as well as protecting the bank of Mum and Dad.