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Recorded Webinar: For Richer or Poorer: Drafting Spousal Maintenance Agreements and Orders

Spousal maintenance is not an automatic right. Whether the subject of a binding financial agreement or order, spousal support issues need careful consideration. This session provides an important guide to drafting spousal maintenance arrangements and orders, including: Responsi

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About the Webinar

Spousal maintenance is not an automatic right. Whether the subject of a binding financial agreement or order, spousal support issues need careful consideration. This session provides an important guide to drafting spousal maintenance arrangements and orders, including:

  • Responsibility for spousal maintenance under the Family Law Act and factors considered by the court
  • Addressing spousal support in binding financial agreements
  • How effective are spousal maintenance releases in preventing future claims? Drafting tips and traps
  • Designing mechanisms which take into account relationship length and other key factors
  • Tips for drafting spousal maintenance in post-separation agreements
  • Exceptions under NSW succession law and how to factor them in
  • What should be in an affidavit when spousal maintenance orders are sought?
  • Examples and cases including Ellerton & Jennings [2021] FedCFam C1A 39

Presented By

Leon Berger
Director, Dignity.EDR – Effective Dispute Resolution South Melbourne, Victoria

In 2021 together with Barry Berger (who is also a Family Law Accredited Specialist and Mediator), Leon established Dignity EDR - Effective Dispute Resolution and Dignity Legal, an initiative which specialises in Mediations, out-of-court settlements and expert guidance in all family and relationship law matters.

Leon is committed to helping people effectively find family law resolutions at all stages of their relationship.

Leon was a former Partner of Berger Kordos Lawyers and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (2002) from Bond University and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (2004) from Leo Cussen Centre for Law. He is an NMAS Accredited Mediator, and is in the process of obtaining his accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

With over 18 years’ experience in relationship and family law including 12 years as an LIV Accredited Specialist,  Leon is known in the profession for his sensible, calm, strategic and pragmatic approach to complex family law matters.

Who Should Attend?

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.

CPD Information

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.

While TEN takes all reasonable care to include accurate and up-to-date information regarding CPD category classifications and compliance obligations, information regarding CPD point allocation are provided as a guide only. Allocation of CPD points is subject to the CPD requirements of your jurisdiction, personal circumstances and professional requirements. You are solely responsible for determining whether a particular product is appropriate for your CPD requirements.

Enquiries/Assistance

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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