Published on 26 Aug 05
by NATIONAL EVENTS, TAXATION INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
This paper examines how the Family Law system copes with various issues which arise when the time comes for property to be divided between spouses. When families fall out any planning structures based upon mutual trust and understanding also have a way of working against the interest of one or both of the parties.
This was also presented on 1 December 2005 at the repeat 13th National Tax Intensive Retreat.
Martin graduated from Monash University with a B. Juris., LL B. in 1973. He was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1974 and commenced practicing as a solicitor on his own account in 1975 in Melbourne. He signed the Roll of Counsel at the Victorian Bar in 1986 and was admitted to practice as a barrister in New South Wales in 1987. He was appointed as a Queens Counsel in Victoria in 1998. He practices in Family Law and Domestic Relationships matters in the Family Court and in the Supreme Courts of the States and Territories. He has presented papers at seminars and conferences and written on Family Law, with a particular emphasis on property issues. He is a past chairman of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Current at 13 May 2005