Don't trust your trust with a family lawyer - 24 November 2020
HHG Legal Group
Level 8, Cloisters Square, 863 Hay St
Perth WA 6000
The seminar will cover:
Family Lawyers often encounter parties who have separated where a significant proportion of the marital assets are held in a trust. As the trust is a separate entity, the question arises whether the trust should legally fall within the definition of ‘property’ as defined in the Family Law Act.
There is an increasingly large body of matrimonial case law that deals with trusts in family law.
Topics Covered: Trusts in Family Law
- Property settlements – how they work
- Definition of property
- Trusts as ‘property’
- Effect of trusts on property settlements
- Current state of case law - particular focus on major cases in the last 12 months
About the speaker:
Dr Steven Cohen is the Managing Associate for the Family Law team and works both in our Albany and Perth offices.
Dr Cohen’s practice encompasses a broad range of matters including: children matters, financial matters, child support matters, spousal support applications and relocation cases.
Dr Cohen has a particular interest in complex child related matters and spousal maintenance applications and is an Independent Children’s Lawyer.