Splitting The Pie: How to 

So, you’ve worked out The Pie—what’s available to be split between you and your partner, as well as how much things are worth or what’s owing on debts. The next step is to split The Pie.  If I can suggest, Step 1 is to start by going through The Pie to work out what’s agreed. […]

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 to Do When Separating

Do continue to communicate with your partner and do so in a respectful and courteous way.   Do, depending on your circumstances, continue the financial status quo of sharing in expenses, home loan repayments and expenses for the children until you’ve discussed changing it or you’ve formalised your financial agreement.  Do remain honest and transparent […]

Important time limits in family law

If you are a de facto couple, you have two years from the date of separation to reach a financial agreement with your partner or commence Court proceedings seeking a property settlement. If you haven’t reached a financial agreement within the two-year period and you still want a property settlement, then you have to ask […]

Why should we formalise our financial agreement?

There are three primary (financial) reasons why you should formalise the agreement that you reach with your partner about finances, and do so properly, in a legal way. If you’re transferring a house or a car to your partner or vice versa, then stamp duty will not be payable on the transfer. This could save […]