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FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT

Property Settlements – CopperTree Family Law will help you understand what you are entitled to and formalise your agreement.

Following the breakdown of a relationship, both married and de facto couples will need to decide how assets will be divided.

Although legally called a ‘property settlement’, the property includes all the assets owned by the parties, and by way of example, includes:

  • family home
  • investment properties
  • bank and savings accounts
  • shares
  • business assets
  • spousal maintenance
  • sole occupation of the matrimonial home
  • trust
  • superannuation

A property settlement might also be referred to as a ‘separation agreement’, ‘financial settlement’ or ‘divorce settlement’.

At CopperTree Family Law, we often hear the story of the partner who insisted everything would be fair, there would be no property dispute and no lawyers needed to be involved. If you and your former partner can agree on the property settlement, that is certainly the most cost-effective way forward. However, if not formalised, it will not be legally binding. Sadly, former partners may find themselves in changed circumstances and try to vary your informal divorce or separation agreement.

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Property Settlements

Consent Orders for Mutual Agreements

An inexpensive way to protect yourself is to have Consent Orders drawn up that formalises your mutual property settlement. That way, your future is more secure, and you can enjoy the money you have worked so hard for, rather than paying additional legal and court fees.

Consent Orders are legally binding on the parties, as a result, reducing any future legal expenses. Formalising your property settlement through local Central Coast family lawyers can save you significant time, money and stress. Consent Orders can be set aside in limited circumstances, ask us how.

Mediation

Mediation

If you encounter difficulties reaching a financial settlement with your former partner, mediation services may assist you.

We can provide a list of mediators on the Central Coast. Of course, prior to mediation, CopperTree Family Law can advise you on what you are entitled to, and what decision is likely to be made by a court. Once you have agreed on a way forward, we can formalise your financial settlement.

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Property Dispute

If you are unable to reach an agreement, our family lawyers will help you decide upon the best strategy for meeting your needs. We will negotiate with the other party to achieve a favourable settlement for you, taking into account the realistic prospects at court.

Australian law has a no-fault approach to divorce, and the courts look to arrive at a ‘just and equitable’ division of property. However, we will try to reach an agreement with the other party without applying for court intervention, as it keeps your costs down and brings about a much sooner resolution.

Personal Attention

CopperTree Family Law is your Family Lawyer on the Central Coast. We are located in Erina. We assist clients in Gosford, Erina, Terrigal, Wamberal, Avoca, and Copacabana, although our clients come from all over the Central Coast for the personal attention they deserve. 

We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time.  We will never treat your matter as ‘just another property dispute’. We are proactive, keeping in touch with you throughout the process and focusing on what matters to you. Please contact CopperTree Family Law to find out the best first step for your property settlement.

Personal Attention

We find what matters to you.

At CopperTree Family Law, we protect and advocate for your interests at all times, while advising you of the legal framework under which your needs will be considered.

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