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Family trusts and the family court paper


Recent cases have highlighted how family trusts can be caught up in volatile family law disputes. Advisers need to understand what they should tell clients about these risks and whether any risks can be minimised.

In this paper you will learn about:

  • What the Family Law Act says about family trusts
  • The Family Court’s view of family trusts
  • How family trusts can be attacked
  • Can a family trust be protected?

Author profile:

Geoffrey Dickson
Geoffrey Dickson came to the Victorian Bar in 1996 and has practised exclusively in the family law jurisdiction since that time, incorporating both matrimonial and de facto matters. He has appeared in a number of significant and complex property matters, and numerous reported cases. His particular expertise is in trust and business valuation issues, and effective structuring of property settlements. Current at 12 September 2012

This was presented at 51st Victorian State Convention.

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Transfer pricing: The ATO perspective

Author(s):  Michael JENKINS

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The new Part IVA - Clarification or extension?

Author(s):  Simon STEWARD

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Cases review

Author(s):  Jerome TSE

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The new transfer pricing rule

Author(s):  Michael SELTH

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Reportable tax positions

Author(s):  Judy MORRIS

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