You spend a great deal of time working in partnership with your spouse or partner to acquire wealth towards a shared financial future. When are relationship breaks down, it is common to experience uncertainty and feelings of mistrust towards your former partner. Here at ALG, we provide comfort to our clients by advising you about you rights, obligations and entitlements under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).
Property includes all things from real estate, savings in bank accounts, furniture and contents, business interests, superannuation, shares and more. All of this is relevant in determining your likely division of assets. We advise you about what is fair in the circumstances of separation. We will discuss with you your strongest position in negotiations, when settling a matter outside of Court proceedings is advantageous and when Court is necessary.
Most Family Law property settlement matters resolve without the need to commence Court proceedings. We will explore Alternate Dispute Resolution options with you including written negotiations, mediations, round table conferences, and arbitration.
You can learn more about Alternate Dispute Resolution in Family Law here.
At ALG we pride ourselves on providing honest, practical and sensible legal advice. We will advise you about the likely outcome if a Court were to determine your matter. We will also explore the financial and commercial realities and costs balanced against the benefits of pursing issues in dispute in your set of circumstances. We work in conjunction with your financial advisers including brokers, accountants, and financial planners.
Superannuation generally forms part of the pool of assets to be divided. Our team will advise you about superannuation entitlements and are experienced at drafting superannuation splitting Orders and procedural fairness correspondence.
We will also work with you to best ensure your financial security in the future including advising you about the options to formalise your property settlement if an agreement is reached with the other party. We will ensure that all parts of the process are undertaken properly to reduce the risk of any agreement being overturned by a court in the future. Learn more about formalising Family Law agreements here.
In some circumstances there may be a need to commence or defend Court proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court of Australia. Our lawyers will guide you through the Court process with empathy, understanding and strength. Learn more about Court processes for Family Law property matters here.
Our lawyers and support staff have impeccable attention to detail and organisational skills to assist you with what can be overwhelming amounts of paperwork. We are here to support you and to minimise the pressure and stress that you are under; breaking the process so that you can understand the big picture.
Contact our Family Law Team on 02 4220 7100 to arrange a free 30min consultation with one of our experienced Family Law solicitors.
Use the links below to access Court brochures that provide helpful information in relation to Family Law property settlement matters:
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