|Start time||29 Sep 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||29 Sep 2021 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Live Stream Only|
|Speaker||See full program details|
|Designed for||Legal practitioners|
Professional Skills: 4.0
Family Law Half Day Masterclass – Drafting Complex Agreements and Orders
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:
Presented by: Timothy Gough, Partner, Lander & Rogers
Drafting Complex Consent Orders
One of the most crucial and complex areas of Family Law, drafting effective Consent Orders, is a vital skill for family law practitioners.
Requiring the key knowledge of financial and family circumstances, and requiring court approval, this balancing task is a challenge.
This session will cover:
This session will provide you with an in-depth overview of complex Consent Orders and is designed to equip you with the essential skills to draft these important documents with confidence.
Presented by: Monica Blizzard, Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, KHQ Lawyers
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:
Presented by: Keturah Sageman, Senior Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Nicholes Family Law
Bringing a successful application for maintenance on behalf of a client can be a difficult process. Although there is a clear test for such applications, if the evidence is finely balanced, practitioners need to consider how to approach the task to achieve a favourable outcome for their clients, and provide robust, clear and concise advice about the prospects of success of such applications, as to the quantum and form of the maintenance payments to be sought, and likely to be ordered by the Courts.
Family Law Practitioners need to carefully consider how to approach the negotiation, litigation and drafting of maintenance applications to ensure a favourable outcomes for their clients.
This session will cover issues including:
Presented by: Justine Clark, Principal and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Tisher Liner FC Law