It is important to obtain advice about property issues as soon as
Property settlements as between married partners are determined pursuant to the principles in the Family Law Act and any disputes can
Property includes all assets and financial resources owned either jointly
A property settlement should be addressed as soon as possible after separation - you do not need to wait until you are divorced.
There are two main factors for determining property entitlements:
One of the most important considerations in a property settlement is the welfare of any children under the age of 18.
Most property settlements are achieved through negotiation with the assistance of lawyers.
It is important to formalise property agreements through appropriate documents so as to prevent further claims in the future. These documents include court Consent Orders, Binding Financial Agreements and Superannuation Agreements.
ADVICE RESOURCE LINKS:
• Children and Parenting
• Property Settlement
• Pre-Nuptial Agreements
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