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Sam Hughes is an Financial Adviser for the Financial Services team at RSM. He has been a valued member of the Perth team since 2018 and previously worked as a paraplanner. 

Sam's main objective is to simplify complex financial matters and provide peace of mind to clients. He also supports a number of clients from the Fremantle and Geraldton offices and has a special interest in retail clients and family law. 

I am passionate about establishing trusting long-term partnerships with clients and I strive to help clients understand their financial position by simplifying complex financial matters for them.

Sam is a very patient man due to being a keen albeit not a very good fisherman. Nothing beats a day on the water and not catching anything. 

RSM Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd ABN 22 009 176 354 AFS Licence No 238282


  • Debt management
  • Personal risk
  • Retirement and superannuation planning
  • Wealth management


  • Bachelor of Commerce – Finance & Economics (University of Western Australia)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

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.

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.  There are an estimated 200,000 Western Australians in de-facto relationships. While these new laws can provide some protection in the event of a breakdown, it is still...

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.

Superannuation Contributions and Separation

15 February 2022
Superannuation could be an important vehicle for couples who have been through a financial separation. Despite frequent changes to its governing rules, superannuation remains, for most people, a tax-effective environment in which to save for retirement. Here’s a quick Q&A on the “what, why, and how” of contributing to superannua...

Family Law Insider | November 2021

29 November 2021
This edition will also touch on the requirement to re-engage a new financial planner post separation, and the importance of re-establishing individual goals and objectives post separation, providing an enhanced framework for determining an appropriate financial settlement for all parties.

The financial effects of a “Grey Divorce”

22 November 2021
Divorce among people over 50’s (commonly referred to as a “Grey Divorce”) is on the rise in Australia. Currently, 27% of divorce applications are for couples who have been married for 20 years or longer. While financial separation carries a heavy emotional burden at any age, the stakes for older divorcees can be greater, and the prospec...

Family Law Insider | August 2021

24 August 2021
Staying on the trend of financial planning, going through a marital breakdown can be a difficult time for both parties. This edition’s article by Evan Tsipas, identifies the four key pillars of a financial plan and how they may need tweaking following a separation. 

Financial planning during separation

21 April 2021
Financial planning is about developing strategies to help clients manage their financial affairs and meet their life goals. This is especially important for clients who are experiencing a marital breakdown as their financial situation and life goals can significantly change.   The financial planning process in five steps Data col...

How Financial Advisers can help through a divorce

18 January 2021
Separating from your spouse is an emotionally charged and financially strenuous time. When going through a divorce or separation, seeking help from a financial adviser is not always considered to be as important as seeking out the services of a family lawyer. Apart from getting legal advice from a family lawyer, obtaining good financial advice i...

Accounting 101 for Family Lawyers

2 December 2020
Do you find yourself wading through financial documents and pondering the same accounting questions time and time again? Are there things you feel you SHOULD know... but you could perhaps do with a refresher? RSM has a dedicated Family Law team has a wealth of experience in providing support services to Family Lawyers and their clients thro...

Divorce & Financial Planning – Six important aspects to set yourself up for the next chapter

10 November 2020
When separating from your spouse there are often headline issues like sorting out the custody of the children, ongoing support payments, and splitting assets which take priority over other items. We have created a list of six key areas that might not seem important at the time of the divorce but can have lasting impacts on your financial health....