FAQs: Property and Financial Settlements

After you separate from your partner, it will be necessary to divide up all your assets and liabilities by way of a property settlement.  See below for some frequently asked questions on the division of assets after the end of a partnership.

What is a property or financial settlement?
What is a property or financial settlement?
What is the difference between a financial resource and an asset?
What is the difference between a financial resource and an asset?
What is a prenuptial agreement or a “prenup”?
What is a prenuptial agreement or a “prenup”?
Can property or financial settlements be dealt with out of court?
Can property or financial settlements be dealt with out of court?
When should I make a financial agreement?
When should I make a financial agreement?
What can I do if my ex-partner and I cannot come to an agreement?
What can I do if my ex-partner and I cannot come to an agreement?
How are property and financial settlement determined by the Family Court?
How are property and financial settlement determined by the Family Court?
Do I have to reveal everything I own and how much money I make?
Do I have to reveal everything I own and how much money I make?
When can I bring an application for a property or financial settlement?
When can I bring an application for a property or financial settlement?
How does the law treat superannuation?
How does the law treat superannuation?
Can a property or financial settlement impact on spousal maintenance?
Can a property or financial settlement impact on spousal maintenance?
Will any future inheritances be included in the property settlement?
Will any future inheritances be included in the property settlement?
Will any tax liabilities (such as CGT) be included in the property settlement?
Will any tax liabilities (such as CGT) be included in the property settlement?
How can Lavan's family law team help me?
How can Lavan's family law team help me?