Essential Skills: Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy & family law

The intersection of bankruptcy and family law can create complexities and challenges for insolvency practitioners.

Understanding the interaction between bankruptcy and family law and in what circumstances family law settlements may be set aside for the benefit of a bankrupt estate is essential knowledge for a trustee in bankruptcy.

This course provides a basic knowledge of the different treatment of family court orders and binding financial agreements and how to determine whether there is a benefit to the bankrupt estate in seeking to have such settlements set aside.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course you will be understand:

  • The difference between court orders and binding financial agreements.
  • The matters which should be considered when dealing with a property settlement.
  • What is required to set aside a settlement.


We recommend you have one year of on-the-job experience prior to attending this course.

Course format

A two-hour presentation covering the theory, plus a practical activity to ensure understanding of the issues.


Members & non-members: $199 (GST incl.)


Up to 2 CPE hours.  

Please see our enrolment and cancellation policy . For further information contact our education team.