Family Law Property Essentials: Case Update

Michael Emerson Accredited Family Law Specialist Emerson Family Law Contributions In Marriage of Krassas [2005] FamCA 803 The Trial Judge had assessed the wife’s contributions in terms of a range rather than a fixed percentage. The wife had derived a large inheritance late in a 17 year marriage. The Trial…

Contributions to Property During Marriage

ASSESSING CONTRIBUTIONS The Approach of the Court in Property Settlements Under Section 79 of the Family Law Act (“the Act”) the court has power to make orders redistributing the property of parties to a marriage. The relevant section provides as follows: Section 79 – Alteration of Property Interests [Court may…

10 Points in a Day

Friday 28 March 2008 Family Co-Presenters: Mr Michael Emerson, Principal, Emerson Family Law Ms Kay Feeney, Special Counsel, Cooper Grace Ward Property Settlement The relevant sections The four step process Importance of identifying and valuing all property When to identify property – at separation or at trial? What about spousal…