Published on 29 Oct 2009
| Took place at Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn
The Family Court is arguably the most powerful court in Australia. The recent case of Kennon v Spry highlighted
the broad scope the Family Court has to determine that assets held in a trust amount to 'property' of a marriage.
As a result of recent legislative changes, property rights now arise from a variety of relationships, including de
facto relationships. This represents a further challenge to clients wishing to protect their assets, and their
children's inheritances from family law claims.
This event covered these recent changes and what they mean to your clients and analysed the extent to which binding financial agreements can be
used to minimise risks.
Tax, trusts and the Family Court: (In)discretion is the name of the game
Author(s): Peter SZABO
This paper covers:
the key tax issues for divorcees
how new relationship laws can affect your clients' asset protection
family trusts - what rights do spouses really have?
binding financial agreements - how effective are they?