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My Client the Divorcee

Published on 04 Sep 2003 | Took place at City West Function Centre, West Perth , WA

The session provided an overview of the following topics and highlighted and discussed areas where particular care is needed.

- basics of property division in the Family Court
- basics of defacto property division on separation in other Courts
- the court's approaches to dealing with uncrystallised tax liability
- super splitting
- taxes and stamp duty: liabilities and concessions on transfer of property
- other concerns.

Please note that these materials were also presented by Arlene Macdonald at the 17th National Convention in Adelaide on 28 March 2003.

Individual sessions

My Client the Divorcee - Grapes of Wrath

Author(s):  Arlene MACDONALD Paying tax is difficult enough when it is compulsory. How much worse is it when it could easily have been avoided by using tax concessions available in many circumstances when your client's marriage or other domestic relationship ends? This seminar paper looks at the available concessions and their practical application. It also examines the new superannuation splitting rules. It includes:
- CGT rollovers
- stamp duty (for all states and territories)
- GST issues (for shared business assets)
- superannuation splitting
- planning
- what if both fighting parties are your clients?

Arlene Macdonald presented aslightly revised and updated version of this paper at the My Client the Divorcee seminar held in Adelaide on 16 September 2003. It focusses on the matters from the SA practitioner's perspective. Click here to view that paper.

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