Lawyers Who Tell You What You Want to Hear

There are lawyers out there, just like car sales people, who will tell you what you want to hear. Perhaps you want to hear how much you’re “entitled” to in the division of assets or, that you “could get more” or that you’ll “definitely be able to have your children 50% of the time”. We’d suggest […]

Don’t be fooled!

By online financial ‘Separation Agreements’. These are not legally binding, recognised or enforceable. Although cheap, they are wrought with problems! The only way to have your financial agreement recognised is to have it documented properly in either a Binding Financial Agreement or Consent Orders. We specialise in preparing the necessary documents to formalise your financial […]

What does the law say about what I am ‘entitled’ to as part of a property settlement?

The law says that there is a four-step process to determining the appropriate division of assets, liabilities and superannuation when couples separate. And yes, superannuation is on the table! Step 1 is to identify all of the assets, liabilities and superannuation (“the property pool”). This includes everything in your sole name, your partner’s sole name, […]

Am I entitled to my partner’s superannuation?

Your entitlement to a property settlement is automatic if you are a married couple and if you are a de facto couple, if you satisfy one of the following: You and your partner have lived together for two years. You and your partner have a child together. One of you has made a ‘substantial contribution’ […]