Am I entitled to a property settlement?

The said-lifelong commitment of marriage effectively ‘entitles’ you and your partner to a property settlement. Basically, the relevant law (being the Family Law Act 1975) says that a Court can change how you and your partner hold property if you’re married. What however, that means in terms of the outcome of dividing the assets of […]

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, […]