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  • ‘The Vibe’, family trusts and family law (part 2)
    ‘The Vibe’, family trusts and family law (part 2)
    Last week’s post considered some of the key issues in relation to the Family Court’s ability to access assets of a trust. The decision in Harris & Dewell and Anor [2018] FamCAFC 94 provides more context to the approach of the court in this area. As usual if you would like a copy of the case please contact me. In summary, the factual matrix was as follows: A unit trust was established about 5 years before the start of the relevant relationship.The husband and husband’s father were the sole shareholders in the corporate trustee of the unit trust (the father owning 67%, the husband 33%). Although …
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