Weekly Snapshot Issue: 49 – 11 October 2019

Case we are discussing…

Pursuant to s 81 of the Family Law Act 1975, the court must as far as practicable make orders that will finally determine the financial relationship between the parties to a marriage and avoid further proceedings between them. In order words – final orders should as far as practicable be exactly that – “final” and sever any future ties or obligations between parties. The recent case of Blevins & Blevins [2019] found that s81 is not a barrier to a party to make a further application for spousal maintenance some 20 years post separation – and interestingly; even 10 years after final orders were made with respect to spousal maintenance.

This stands as a reminder for clients to pursue their rights where they are able to satisfy the requirements despite misconceptions held about time limitations. As usual, always obtain quality legal advice to ascertain your chances of success in any matter.

Quick fact we liked…

“Remember that Friday to Sunday is still 42% of the week”. By all means let your hair down during the weekend, but don’t take your foot off the gas completely and unravel all your hard work. This applies equally to your diet as it does to personal development.

Short Ted Talk we enjoyed…

Venture Investor Natalie Fratto recently met with 273 eager start-up founders. Her job? – to select who of those had the capability to really make it. She notes that some investors focus on the founders’ background and credentials while others hone in to their EQ.

Her method? AQ – or “Adaptability Quotient” – in order words –  how well one can adapt to the inevitability of change. The reality is we are all being forced to grapple with more change than any time in previous history.

How to assess AQ?  Ask yourself hypothetical questions about the future rather than being stuck on your past performance and scenarios. Practice simulations – this tests how you can manipulate information to come up with several scenarios.

Remember to partake in active unlearning and infuse exploration in your life rather than getting bogged down repeating the same methods.

Your AQ can be improved if you invest in these strategies but remember that it is normal to take a while as your body and brain will always resist change initially.

Quote we’re pondering…

Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.

–        Kamand Kojouri.

Masters of Success …

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