Category: Property Settlement

Your Liability for Your Spouse's Tax Avoidance

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When the Family Court is asked to determine a Family Law property settlement for a married or de facto couple, one of the issues that must be addressed is who...

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Notional Assets or 'Addbacks' Are Not Dead

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In determining a financial settlement under the Family Law Act, it is necessary to calculate the net pool of assets as at the date of the settlement or the trial.

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What Happens if Your Spouse Died Before Your Property Settlement is Finalised?

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A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland illustrates the difficulties caused where parties have an incomplete property settlement at the time of death of one spouse.

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

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When you have a Final Hearing (Trial) in the Family Court in regards to concluding your property settlement, there is risk of a delay between the last day of the...

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How is a Family Law Property Settlement Calculated?

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Please click the link below to watch our video, 'How is a Family Law Property Settlement Calculated?'

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I Only Want Justice!

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Traditionally, property settlement Applications in the Family Court have been dealt with by reference to the following four step process:

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Checklist on Separation: Preparation for Mediation

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The Family Law Act requires parties in dispute, whether re finances or children, to engage in pre-dispute steps before filing documents in Court and seeking to litigate the matter (see...

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Checklist on Separation: Financial Matters

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When you separate after a long relationship, whether it is a marriage or a defacto relationship, there is a great deal of anxiety and often confusion.

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The Property Settlement

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How often do you hear people say “she will take him for everything he is worth” or that “the Family Court will just divide everything in half after a marriage...

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