Making The Pie Split Official 

When it comes to making your agreement about how you’ll split The Pie official, you’d be looking at doing this by way of Financial Consent Orders. The Consent Orders allow for real estate, shares and cars to be transferred without having to pay stamp duty. There are two documents that need to be prepared, one […]

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. […]

Divorce checklist

We’ve prepared a checklist of some things to think about in preparation for your separation: Obtain (if you can) copies of your and your partner’s financial documents, including tax returns for the last three financial years, recent pay slips, bank statements for all accounts, recent superannuation member statements, insurance policies, car registration papers and if […]

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, […]

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 […]

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’ […]