Following a divorce or separation, there is often confusion and uncertainty around how assets should be divided. Property settlement is the division of assets, liabilities and financial resources between both parties, either mutually or through the Family Court. Property settlement is not just about what you own, it’s about what you’ve contributed.
At Thomson Family Lawyers, we ensure that all our clients understand their rights and entitlements. Following the breakdown of a de facto relationship or marriage, our team of divorce lawyers are here to offer legal advice and assistance in matters surrounding property settlement, whether they’re simple or complex. We aim to provide a clear understanding of how assets should be divided, to ensure financial security for each party moving forward.
Our team are well equipped to provide our clients with advice on their likely entitlements in a property settlement following separation. We assist in providing direction and certainty with respect to the settlement process. Thomson Family Lawyers aim to assist clients in reaching favourable settlements as efficiently as possible. Our client settlements are reached via negotiated and mediated outcomes, or if agreement cannot be reached, via Court proceedings in the Family Court of Western Australia.
De Facto Separations
De facto relationships refer to couples (including same sex couples) that have been living together in a marriage-like relationship, and therefore are required to undergo the same legal processes as a divorce when separating. People in de facto relationships have the same financial responsibilities to their partners as if they were married, and disputes regarding property and children are treated by the law in the same way. De facto separations can be a little trickier, as the relationship needs to be proven to the court.
Our team provide you with advice as to how to protect your assets and guide you through the legal separation process. If you’re looking for a specialist de facto separation lawyer, we can be reached at our Perth office. We offer free consultations to anyone wanting further information or advice.