Family Law Half Day Conference
Start time 14 Jul 2020 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 14 Jul 2020 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
Speaker See full program details
Catering Not included
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code C20036
CPD Units:

Substantive Law: 4.0
$450.00
(includes GST)

Family Law Half Day Conference

4.0
14 Jul 2020 9:00am - 14 Jul 2020 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

Family Law Update

This session will include the most significant updates in Family Law in 2020 and will include significant cases, new regulations and legislation, and changes to court processes.

This session will cover:

Significant cases in the following areas: 

  • Parenting Orders;
  • Property matters and settlements;
  • Child support;
  • Domestic violence; and more.

Legislative updates including:

  • Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Amendment Bill 2020
  • Children’s Court (Family Violence Protection) and (Personal Safety Intervention Orders) Amendment Rules
  • Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment Regulations

Family Court and Federal Circuit Court changes due to COVID-19 and its impacts on family lawyers:

  • List to deal with urgent parenting disputes;

  • How the courts are coping with the surge in urgent Family Law cases.

Presented by: Uthra Ramachandran, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Modification of Spousal Maintenance Orders

This session will discuss modification applications to spousal maintenance orders given loss of income due to COVID-19.

This session will cover:

  • Change in circumstances and what the court will consider;
  • Tips when advising either party – the payer or receiver of spousal maintenance;
  • Tips when assessing income loss of complex corporate structures and trusts and how to best navigate this process;
  • The court application – tips for drafting the court application for urgent applications.

Presented by: Casey Ieraci, Special Counsel, Coote Family Lawyers

Family Law Property Settlements and COVID-19

Trying to negotiate and settle your client’s property settlements has become more complicated during this time of economic uncertainty.

This session will focus on business valuations in Family Law property settlements and will include:

  • Business valuations - lessons from previous recessions, and factors arising from COVID-19
  • Related legal issues
    • Date of valuation and possible updating report
    • Valuation obtained but final hearing pending - what to do?
    • Final hearing done and judgement pending - what do so?
    • Judgment delivered and compliance now impracticable - what to do?

Presented by: Daniel KaufmanSpecial Counsel, Lander & Rogers

and

Darryn HockleyPartner - Financial Advisory, Grant Thornton

Family Violence and Vulnerable Clients – COVID-19

This session will consider your most vulnerable clients and will discuss the warning signs to be aware of and the ways in which you can protect them during COVID-19. This session will include:

  • COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 and amendments to family violence legislation outlined
  • Clients dealing with family violence and support available
  • Intervention orders – recent cases during COVID-19
  • Kinship arrangements and foster care and the impact of COVID-19 on carers

Presented by: Paula LesliePrincipal, Leslie Family Law