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LIV Family Law Intensive 2021 presentation by Rachel Peattie

Friday 16th April 2021

By: Rachel Peattie

Rachel Peattie gave a presentation on Child Support Agreements in the Era of COVID 19 at a recent Law Institute of Victoria conference called “the LIV Family Law Intensive 2021”. 

With the government recently announcing the biggest decline in employment since the 2009 recession and with many businesses set to fail due to the pandemic, the financial circumstances of many family law clients have been, or will be, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How will this affect separating or separated families?

How will assets be valued?

Can the income into the family be maintained?

This session involves a discussion of the Family Court decision of Martyn v Martyn [2020] FamCA 526 and highlights key considerations for family law practitioners when advising their clients on Binding Child Support Agreements, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, what constitutes “exceptional circumstances” and “hardship”, in an application to set aside a Binding Child Support Agreement in the circumstances of a global pandemic.

Compliance area: Substantive Law

Presenter: Rachel Peattie, Senior Associate, Clancy & Triado, Accredited Specialist, Family Law

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