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I will love you “for richer or for poorer” yet it seems to be the “for poorer” bit that Aussie couples are struggling with.

About this Event

In fact according to Relationships Australia research financial stress is the No.1 cause of relationship breakdown, so how do avoid being one of the statistics when two become one?

We get it, in the early stages of romance when things are getting hot and heavy raising the subject of money can be a real buzz kill. And when is the right time to even have the money conversation? Okay maybe the first Bumble date is too early but you also don’t want to be walking down the aisle and find out your love is up to their eye balls in debt.

We here at LFC we don’t want you to catch any STDs (sexually transmitted DEBTS). So we have got together Sydney’s top experts to give you the best tools, information and strategies to confidently turn to your partner and say, “Honey, it’s time to talk about the money.”

…Plus we think there’s nothing sexier than a woman who is financially independent (hot damn). Not to mentioned a man who pays his credit card off in full before the due date (woot woo).

Betsy will then be taking us through a few quick wins to get our money mindset, how to set joint financial goals and budgets to get you on the right path in 2020. Plus, as a bonus, Chad Penfold will give us the quick 101 on Wills. (PS if you need a Will chad has a special offer for LFC members.)

All ticket’s include a delicious brunch, this juicy conversation as well as networking and mimosas!
The stunning Blue Room Bondi is located above the Bondi SLC opposite the Bondi Beach Playground
So who are this fab panel of money gurus and relationship giving experts?
Tessa Kelman
Senior Associate at Lander and Rogers and our Family Law Specialist.
Tessa Kelman
Senior Associate at Lander and Rogers and our Family Law Specialist.
Chad Penfold
The Director and Founder of Lawrep
Chad Penfold
The Director and Founder of Lawrep
Lidia Smirnov
Registered Psychotherapist and Specialist Couples’ Therapist.
Lidia Smirnov
Registered Psychotherapist and Specialist Couples’ Therapist.
Betsy Westcott
Money Coach, Ladies Finance Club.
Betsy Westcott
Money Coach, Ladies Finance Club.
Mia Taylor
Personal Financial Adviser at Evalesco Financial Services.
Mia Taylor
Personal Financial Adviser at Evalesco Financial Services.
Molly Benjamin
Founder, Ladies Finance Club.
Molly Benjamin
Founder, Ladies Finance Club.
Topics will include
  • What does a de facto relationship really mean?
  • How should you structure your finances to put yourself in the best position if you were to separate in future?
  • If Marriage is on the cards, how does this impact your finances and what discussions should you have with your partner?
  • Prenups and postnups, what are they and should you enter one, and is it too late if you’re already married
  • How do you start the conversation about money and what questions should you ask?
  • What do you do if you both approach money with different values?
  • How do you protect property you already own before you get married
  • If you think your marriage/relationship is falling apart, what do you do and where do you start?
  • If one you or your partner is from a different country and separated, can you go home without your partner’s consent?
  • Do you need a will, why and how much will it cost you?
About Our Speakers
Tessa Kelman is a Senior Associate at Lander and Rogers

Tessa has worked exclusively in Family Law since 2013. She is recognised as a Family Law Rising Star in the 2018-2020 editions of Doyles Guide. She was also listed as a finalist in the Family Law Category of the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 awards in 2019. Tessa’s interest in, and passion for Family Law extends beyond her role as a Family Lawyer. Tessa currently drafts headnotes for the Family Law Reports published by Lexis Nexis, is the Chair of the NSW Young Lawyers Committee and the Young Lawyer Representative on the NSW Family Law Committee.

Prior to joining Lander & Rogers, Tessa worked as a Legal Associate to two Judges in the Family Court of Australia, and then as a solicitor in a leading Sydney-based specialist family law firm. As a result of her previous experience, Tessa has developed an understanding across a wide range of family law issues and has experience both at first instance and appeal level. Her in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the Family Court gives her a unique insight into the way in which complex disputes are resolved.

Mia Taylor – Evalesco Financial Services.

Mia believes that the value of Advice is so much more than maximising investment returns but rather helping clients understand what is truly important to them and providing a strategy to increase the probability of those things being achieved.

She was the winner of the 2017 AFA Rising Star award, the current AFA Genxt NSW State chair, and has presented at both community and industry events on the benefits of a truly holistic approach to financial advice. She is committed to empowering her clients and advice community to live a Healthy, Wealthy, Happy Life.

Lidia Smirnov – Psychotherapist and Specialist Couples’ Therapist

Lidia enjoys helping people work through the difficulty and pain in their relationship in order to regain their love and connection with their life partner.

She has extensive training in a variety of approaches and techniques. The foundation of her couples work rests on two evidence-based methodologies: The Gottman method and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). The Gottman method is pioneered by globally recognised relationship experts Drs John and Julie Gottman. This approach focuses on giving structure, understanding and practical research-based interventions to couple’s difficulties. It allows couples to become better friends and supporters for each other and teaches ways to effectively manage conflict. Stan Tatkin’s PACT uses cutting edge techniques, incorporating neuroscience, biology and theories of attachment to help couples work through the real issues in their relationship in a safe and guided environment.

Lidia’s approach is about creating lasting positive change, rather than looking for a quick fix.

Chad Penfold, Founder of LawRep.

Chad is passionate about delivering an unmatched level of communication and service to his clients.

Law Rep provide holistic advice to address all your estate planning needs and ensure matters settle quickly and efficiently with all parties. What sets Law Rep apart is that they are a company of the 21st century delivery service through modern channels to serve their clients at their convenience.

Thank you to our amazing sponsor Lander and Rogers for supporting this event
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