Recorded Webinar: Drafting and Enforcing Child Support Agreements


24th January 2020
Duration:  approx. 1 hour

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Parties are increasingly choosing to enter into child support agreements to allow more flexibility and control in how their child’s expenses will be met between them. However, getting the right child support agreement in place while navigating the procedural challenges can be difficult, particularly in light of recent reforms. This session sets out:

  • Is a child support agreement the best choice? – considering the alternatives of administrative assessments or departure orders;

  • Choosing the right type of child support agreement – binding or limited agreements;

  • Technicalities in relation to having the agreement accepted;

  • Practical guide as to what to include in the agreement;

  • Understanding the new reforms, including possible suspension or termination of a child support agreement;

  • The importance of being an eligible carer;

  • Grounds to set aside agreements;

  • Apportioning liabilities between children; and

  • Practicalities relating to enforcement of agreements.

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John Spender, Principal, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne

John joined Kennedy Partners as an Associate in 2007, and was appointed a partner in 2012. He has been practising in the area of family law since 1993, and in 2003, he obtained accreditation as a specialist family law practitioner from the Law Institute of Victoria.

John has extensive experience and a high level of expertise in all areas of family law. He has represented clients in complex and highly contested parenting proceedings and in property disputes involving intricate corporate and trust structures, and taxation issues. He has developed a keen understanding of the means to achieve a division of property between couples in the most financially effective manner. John also has considerable experience in cases involving issues of spousal maintenance, child support and adult child maintenance, and disputes between de facto and same sex couples.

John is a regular presenter at family law continuing legal education seminars, including those conducted by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Legalwise and the annual Victorian Family Lawyers Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

John is recognised in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as recommended for his expertise and abilities in the family law area.


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: WBFJAN20
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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