Don't trust your trust with a family lawyer - 24 November 2020

Host group
Host Left
Hosted by
STEP Western Australia
Event Type
Meeting/Seminar
Date
Venue

HHG Legal Group
Level 8, Cloisters Square, 863 Hay St
Perth WA 6000
Australia

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.

Cost group
Event Cost
Australian Dollar
0.00
WA Members
Australian Dollar
50.00
Others
Schedule
17:30 - 19:30
CPD Points
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1 CPD point in Competency Area 4 - Substantive Law
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Contact
Janelle Walsh
western.australia@step.org
Add to Calendar 2020-11-24 00:00:00 2020-11-24 00:00:00 Don't trust your trust with a family lawyer - 24 November 2020 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. HHG Legal Group Level 8, Cloisters Square, 863 Hay St Perth WA 6000 Australia STEP Western Australia STEP Western Australia Europe/London public