The division of the assets of a relationship can be very stressful, particularly where both parties need as much as possible to survive post-separation. However, it is often a good idea to get early advice on the process for achieving a property settlement and on the range of entitlements, to better equip and empower you to move on with life at the earliest possible stage, minimising stress and expense.
There are a number of options available to assist parties to reach an agreement, including negotiations, mediation, a roundtable conference with each party represented by a family lawyer, or even Court proceedings with Court assisted alternative dispute resolution.
Assessing entitlements is a complicated process, as there are a number of considerations taken into account, such as each party’s financial and non-financial contributions, the future needs of the parties, the length of the relationship and the size of the asset pool.
Wheeler Family Law can assist with all aspects relating to the division of property, having experience in:
- Married and de facto relationships
- Family trusts
- Family businesses
- Self-managed superannuation funds
- Binding Financial Agreements
- Applications for sole occupancy of the family home
- Spousal maintenance
- Court proceedings