• October 2019

  • Monday, 28 October 2019
    28 Oct 2019 9:00am - 28 Oct 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Designed for family law practitioners already confident in the basic skills of family law practice, this is a one day workshop. This workshop aims to equip lawyers with the finer skills of making sure your client gets their share.

    Topics include:

    •     preparation
    •     taxation issues
    •     special contributions
    •     farming cases
    •     discretionary trusts
    •     Stanford
    •     financial disclosure
    •     valuation evidence
    •     superannuation
    •     bankruptcy
    •     expert witness
    •     costs
    •     mareva injunctions and anton piller orders

    Presented by: Kuppy Nambiar, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Senior Consultant, Mathews Family Law and Mediation Services

    5.5
    $495.00
    Limited spaces available!
  • November 2019

  • Friday, 8 November 2019
    8 Nov 2019 9:00am - 8 Nov 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!

     

    This intensive program will take an in-depth look at the finer drafting points and important considerations in the following key areas of family law.

    Our presenters will address the nuances that can arise in complex situations and give you confidence that your drafting skills are at their best.

    This Special program will cover:

     

    Binding Child Support Agreements 

    The Child Support system can be confusing and complex. Debts can easily accrue based on changing circumstances including changes in care, providing the wrong information, or missing or making incorrect payments. While a Binding Child Support Agreement can provide certainty between parties, it is vital that practitioners address all current and future aspects of Support. Being an enforceable Agreement by the Court, getting it wrong can have significant ramifications for you and your client if it is set aside.

    This session will address issues including:

    • Drafting clearly defined terms within Binding Child Support Agreements;
    • How to tailor an Agreement to best suit your client;
    • What payments can and cannot be covered, including periodic and non-periodic child support;
    • The legal requirements that must be covered;
    • The ramifications of getting things wrong.

    Presented by: John Spender, Principal, Kennedy Partners

    Superannuation Splitting Orders 

    One of the most technical areas of Family Law, drafting effective Superannuation Splitting Orders is a vital skill for family law practitioners. Requiring the key knowledge of the Superannuation Law aspects of the Family Law Act 1975, it is a challenge dealing with this highly technical and increasingly complex area of law.  

    This session will offer:

    • Practical tips on how to draft effective superannuation splitting orders;
    • A look at the nuances in drafting orders so they comply with the legislative requirements of the Family Law Act 1975;
    • Key risks and how to avoid them;
    • Proper process and procedure, and your responsibilities following finalised Orders, including correspondence with Superannuation Funds.

    Presented by: Aaron van der Heyden, Principal, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Tisher Liner FC Law

    Spousal Maintenance 

    Spousal Maintenance will only be payable when certain criteria is met. This usually relates to a large disparity in income between parties, financial needs and financial capacity. As there is no set formula for how much spousal maintenance should and will be paid, family law practitioners should be aware of when spousal maintenance should be negotiated and how to draft the relevant orders to ensure their client will receive the ongoing support into the future.

    This session will cover issues including:

    • How and when spousal maintenance arises;
    • Drafting clear and effective Orders;
    • Excluding spousal maintenance from Binding Financial Agreements;
    • Advising your client on ‘reasonable expenses’ and when to make an Application to the Court in the event of disagreement.

    Presented by: Sally Bastick, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Binding Financial Agreements 

    A Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) can be entered into before, during and after marriage, or de facto relationship, and if not drafted with care, can be a minefield for family law practitioners. In light of ongoing litigation before the courts to have Binding Financial Agreements set aside, many family law practitioners are concerned about preparing or signing them.  

    This session will focus on the practical aspects of drafting Binding Financial Agreements and examine:

    • The importance of understanding the legislative requirements prior to preparing or signing a BFA and keeping up to date with decisions relating to financial agreements;
    • Practical tips and issues to consider when drafting financial agreements;
    • What to include or exclude, and what should form the content of Financial Agreements – is it possible to have ‘too much’ or ‘too little’ detail?;
    • Key risk areas to be aware of; and
    • Recent decisions of importance, and the impact of those decisions on the drafting of financial agreements.
    • How to spot the ‘future trouble client’ and how to take extra precautions.

    Presented by: Justine Clark, Special Counsel and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Coote Family Lawyers

     

    4.0
    $490.00
    Filling Fast!
  • Monday, 18 November 2019 - Tuesday, 19 November 2019
    18 Nov 2019 9:00am - 19 Nov 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This 2 day workshop covers the fundamentals of practising in this challenging practice area. The program includes:

    • Applicable legislation
    • Family Court and Federal Circuit Court systems and procedures
    • Preparation of documents (including divorce applications, initiating applications and affidavits relating to children, maintenance property settlement, enforcement and contempt, and injunctions)
    • Service of documents
    • Attending court hearings
    • Client interviews
    • Briefing counsel
    • Financial agreements
    • Intervention orders
    • Costing the file
    • Risk management

    Note: This workshop runs for two days.


    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

    11.0
    $695.00
  • Tuesday, 26 November 2019
    26 Nov 2019 9:00am - 26 Nov 2019 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    At the completion of this workshop, you should be able to understand and explain to a client:

    • The basic characteristics of a trust.
    • The range of trusts available.
    • The similarities, differences between some of the desirable attributes of a family trust and other types of trust.
    • The different types of family and other types of trusts and when the different types might be used.
    • Maintaining a trust (including documenting decisions taken at meetings, over-viewing the various accounting requirements and satisfying the requirements under the Corporations Law); amending a Family Trust Deed.
    • Termination of a trust.
    • The key aspects of the Income Tax Assessment Act as it relates to income and capital gains of Trusts.

     

    Presented by: Allan Swan, Director - Estate Planning EQUATION – Preventative Law

    6.0
    $495.00
  • March 2020

  • Monday, 16 March 2020
    16 Mar 2020 9:00am - 16 Mar 2020 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    At the completion of this workshop, you should be able to understand and explain to a client:

    • The basic characteristics of a trust.
    • The range of trusts available.
    • The similarities, differences between some of the desirable attributes of a family trust and other types of trust.
    • The different types of family and other types of trusts and when the different types might be used.
    • Maintaining a trust (including documenting decisions taken at meetings, over-viewing the various accounting requirements and satisfying the requirements under the Corporations Law); amending a Family Trust Deed.
    • Termination of a trust.
    • The key aspects of the Income Tax Assessment Act as it relates to income and capital gains of Trusts.

     

    5.5
    $525.00
  • Tuesday, 24 March 2020
    24 Mar 2020 9:00am - 24 Mar 2020 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Designed for family law practitioners already confident in the basic skills of family law practice, this is a one day workshop. This workshop aims to equip lawyers with the finer skills of making sure your client gets their share.

    Topics include:

    •     preparation
    •     taxation issues
    •     special contributions
    •     farming cases
    •     discretionary trusts
    •     Stanford
    •     financial disclosure
    •     valuation evidence
    •     superannuation
    •     bankruptcy
    •     expert witness
    •     costs
    •     mareva injunctions and anton piller orders

     

    5.5
    $525.00