Property and financial settlements lawyers
Working out who gets what following a separation can be complicated and emotional, leading to heated arguments and resentment.
At CMS Legal, we’re here to work out what you’re fairly entitled to. Our friendly team of expert property lawyers specialise in division of property and assets to help you settle on a happy solution.
We’ve armed our team of highly experienced professionals with the freedom and flexibility to spend more one-on-one time with you. Our first goal is to help you reach an amicable agreement with your partner. If we succeed, we can then guide you through the best way of formalising your agreement to safeguard your future.
When an agreement can’t be reached, our experienced staff can represent you in the Family Court.
The Family Court adopts a three-step approach in settling property matters:
- Ascertain and value the property
- Assess the financial and non-financial contributions from the parties towards the acquisition, conservation and improvement to the property
- Consider your present and future circumstances to decide whether there should be an adjustment to the financial entitlement
The Family Court has wide discretion as to how it may distribute your assets, financial resources and superannuation, and will only make an ‘order’ when it is just and equitable to do so.
Contact us today for a first consultation on 08 9207 1866