property settlement

Duty of Disclosure: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours

Separated couples negotiating a property settlement have obligations to provide complete disclosure of their financial circumstances.

The duty is not only to your former partner, but the duty also extends to the Court itself. Pursuant to Rule 13.04 of the Family Law Rules and Rule 24.03 of the Federal Circuit Court Rules, parties must make full and frank disclosure of their financial circumstances.

Child Support and Trusts: Is planning long-term for your children detrimental to you in a property settlement?

One of the considerations when applying for a divorce is that the Court will want to know that appropriate arrangements are in place for any children of the marriage after separation. This includes whether there are appropriate financial arrangements in place. One consideration will often be the payment of child support.

Consent Orders or Binding Financial Agreement: Which is the best way to formalise my property settlement?

Consent Orders or Binding Financial Agreement: Which is the best way to formalise my property settlement?

If you want to enter into a property settlement, you need to understand the options available to you and make informed decisions.

Inheritances and separation

The treatment of an inheritance can have a significant impact on negotiating a property settlement with a former partner.

Much depends on whether you have already received the inheritance or whether you are expecting to receive a future inheritance

What do I do next?

When a marriage or a de facto relationship ends, there are a lot of emotions being felt by both parties and those around them. There can be feelings of guilt, relief, anger and despair. These are all a very important part of the grieving and recovery process. As well as dealing with these emotions there are often questions about when issues of care arrangements for children, property settlement or divorce can be dealt with.