Family Law

Family Law services at RSM

FAMILY LAW
SERVICES


Family Law

Family lawyer advice at RSM

FAMILY LAW
SERVICES

Family Lawyer advice


By marshalling all the individual specialists typically involved in the successful settlement of family law matters into one team, RSM offers family law practitioners, from firms big or small, an alternative end-to-end service that could potentially deliver superior client outcomes.

By applying flexible solutions, encompassing the earliest stages of the family law process, through mediation and settlement, the team at RSM helped to turn an original offer of $50,000 into a six-figure client settlement.

Advice for family lawyers

Engaging one preferred supplier, to support every facet of the family law process, can add value to your client engagement.

The value-add comes from sharing specialists, including Single Expert, Shadow Expert and financial advocacy & planning roles, through to insolvency and beyond, as required and all provided under one (RSM) umbrella.


Family Law pathways

END-TO-END PATHWAY TO BETTER SUPPORT FAMILY LAW

By marshalling all the individual specialists typically involved in the successful settlement of family law matters into one team, RSM offers family law practitioners, from firms big or small, an alternative end-to-end service that could potentially deliver superior client outcomes. 



RSM offers Safe Harbour strategies

Family Law Insider | November 2022

16 November 2022
This quarter’s edition of the Family Law Insider aims to provide some important considerations as we fast approach the end of the year.

Protecting the family home

3 November 2022
A recent High Court decision, Bosanac v Commissioner of Taxation [2022] HCA 34, delivered on 12 October 2022 has upheld two important presumptions in equity, these being the presumption of resulting trust and the presumption of advancement. 

Self-managed super funds and divorce

1 November 2022
Western Australia has recently brought itself in line with the rest of Australia by passing laws to allow separating de facto couples to split their superannuation benefits. 

Natural love and affection in business valuations

28 October 2022
When completing a business valuation on an earnings basis for family law matters (or for any reason), we are largely conducting an exercise of comparison - how do the profits (“earnings”) of this business compare with the earnings generated by others in the same industry?

Is natural love and affection valid consideration for transfer of property?

13 October 2022
The transfer of property for “natural love and affection” quite literally means that the person is gifting the property because of their goodwill towards or emotional attachment to the recipient. Transfers of this kind are usually between family members such as from parent to child or from one spouse to another.

Solicitor Trust Accounts Compliance Audit

23 August 2022
If you are a practicing solicitor, you more than likely will hold a trust account. Trust accounts are maintained to handle trust money on behalf of your clients.

Division 7A in family law property settlements

13 June 2022
Division 7A has a broad application and is one of the most common tax issues that impact more complex family law property settlements.

Webinar Recording: Understanding Division 7A in Family Law Property Settlements

9 June 2022
One of the key tax issues impacting on Family Law property settlements where parties have interests in private companies and discretionary trusts is Division 7A.

Family Law Insider | May 2022

30 May 2022
This quarter’s edition of the Family Law Insider aims to provide some important considerations as we fast approach the end of financial year.

General Purpose or Special Purpose Financial Statements - what you need to know

23 May 2022
Recent changes to Australian Accounting Standards will mean that some for-profit entities will have to prepare General Purpose Financial Statements ('GPFS') for the first time, and are no longer able to prepare Special Purpose Financial Statements ('SPFS'). 

Valuations for Family Law Purposes – Common Issues

17 May 2022
The first step in any family law property settlement is to identify and value the assets belonging to each party. A business is an asset and its value either needs to be agreed upon between the parties or valued by a qualified expert.

Family Law & Tax Advice – End of Financial Year Actions

7 May 2022
The end of the financial year is fast approaching, highlighting some important tax compliance and administration matters that may have a significant impact on family law and tax matters. 

Webinar Recording: Understanding Superannuation Financials

5 April 2022
Webinar: Understanding Superannuation Financials Members, Tax, Assets – huh? Superannuation remains one of the most complex structures to understand, combining tax, trust and often company laws to consider.

Understanding the SMSF Financials: 3 key things to remember

5 April 2022
Members, Tax, Assets – huh? For many, understanding superannuation financials, member statements and different accounting policies is a complication you would rather avoid.

Family Law Insider | February 2022

8 March 2022
We have some fantastic contributions this edition to kick off the new year. Nadine Marke and Steph McAuliffe discuss the pitfalls of garbage information in business valuations, garbage in = garbage out. Shannon O’Connor addresses some important points about the payment and receipt of child support in bankruptcy, a must read for those dealing with bankrupt clients in a family law matter.

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