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When couples separate, whether they are in a marriage or de facto relationship, they need to divide the property they have between them, unfortunately this can give rise to problems
Most couples don’t realise that Property is everything that you own and includes the matrimonial home, investment properties, shares, superannuation, bank accounts, motor vehicles, collections, artworks and interests in trusts and companies.
There is no exhaustive list as to what constitutes property and it does not matter if there is only one name on title. While there is no set formula to divide property, there is guidance contained in the Family Law Act 1975 and the cases which have been decided by the Courts.
Often the most difficult part of any property matter, is to determine exactly what is to be included for division, the value of the assets and in many cases to trace and discover assets which have been hidden.
The following questions are the most commonly asked when considering a property settlement:
As Family Law Specialists and Doyles recognised Family Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our ability to help you through the most complex of situations be it maintenance, children or property related.