Weekly Snapshots Issue: 65 – 21 February 2020

Case we are reviewing… 

In the  Marriage of Crapp (1979),the trial judge found the Husband to have substantial benefits from his employment as a pilot by Qantas Airways, including benefits payable under the Qantas Staff Superannuation Plan. The Husband was ordered to transfer his interest in the matrimonial home to Wife and to pay off the mortgage. In the course of his decision, the trial judge stated that Husband’s entitlement to superannuation constituted property within s4 of the Family Law Act.  

The question that the Court considered on Appeal was whether ‘superannuation’ could be treated as ‘property’. 

Having regard to the regulations governing the superannuation fund, and uncertainties such as possibility of death, dismissal for misconduct or variation in salary, it is not possible to conclude that Husband’s interests in the fund were ‘property’. However, a party’s superannuation entitlements must be taken into account in an assessment of the parties claims for property settlement. ‘ If there is any doubt about the matter it seems to me that such an interest would fall within FLA s75(2) as “any fact or circumstance which, in the opinion of the court, the justice of the case requires to be taken into account’.

Celebrity advice we are heeding…

What does it mean to be happy? This is a question we hear asked constantly. In this  video, Matthew McConaughey sheds light on his understanding on what it means to be happy and why we should stop seeking happiness, but instead seek Joy, gratitude and redefine our ideas of success. Only then, he says, will we find the happiness we each are seeking. 

Article we are reading… 

We have all heard it- the only way to success is hard work and discipline. That word brings thoughts of mundane, activities that we need to repeat EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! The thought is exhausting. 

But, what if discipline was something we enjoyed? In this  article, you will learn how to fall in love with discipline instead of loathing it. 

Quote we are considering…

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself”. 

Masters of Success…