As an experienced family lawyer, I can offer you the best legal advice regarding how property and superannuation and financial resources can be distributed between you and your partner at the time of separation.
The type of assets that can be the subject of a property settlement are extensive, for example:
Liabilities can also be the subject of a property settlement. These liabilities can include:
In circumstances where both parties agree on how matrimonial assets are to be divided at
the time of separation, Consent Orders can be filed with the Family Court of Australia to
formalise a financial agreement. Whilst neither party is required to be legally represented to
file Consent Orders with the Family Court, it is recommended that you obtain legal advice to
ensure that you receive all that you are entitled to in your circumstances.
In cases where neither party can agree on how matrimonial assets are to be divided at the
time of separation, either party has the right to be able to file proceedings with the family
courts. Parties to a marriage have a period of one year post divorce in which they can bring
proceedings before the courts for an alteration of financial interests. In the case of a defacto
relationship, a period of two years exists.
For further information regarding your entitlements to a property settlement, call me now
for a no obligation consultation.