At Thomson Family Lawyers you will find expert property settlement lawyers who have successfully represented clients in Perth across a range of property settlement and asset division cases. We are confident we can help you too.
Property Settlement Following Divorce or Separation
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 by agreement, or through a judicial determination in the Family Court of Western Australia.
Many people wrongly believe property settlement is not just about what you own. But more importantly, it is also about what you’ve contributed.
At Thomson Family Lawyers, we ensure that all our clients understand their rights and entitlements. Following a marriage breakdown or a breakdown of a de facto relationship, it’s vital that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Our team of solicitors are experts in all matters of divorce and family law and we are available to provide thorough legal advice and assistance in property settlement matters. Whether your matters are simple and straightforward or complex and involved, our goal is the same.
We aim to:
- Gain a full understanding of your financial situation, property and assets and liabilities, and general circumstances
- Provide a clear understanding of how assets should be divided, to ensure financial security for each party moving forward
- If necessary, provide for a financial agreement, spousal maintenance, and representation in court proceedings
Our team are well equipped to provide our clients with advice on their likely entitlements in a property settlement following separation. In what can be an unsettling time, 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 & Settlement
De facto relationships refer to couples (including same sex couples) that have been living together in a marriage-like relationship.
Therefore, when de facto relationships breakdown, they 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.
Disputes regarding property and children are treated by the law in the same way. In some cases, de facto separations can be a little trickier, as the relationship needs to be proven to the Court.
When considering the division of property and assets, seeking legal advice is the best way of ensuring you reach a favourable agreement.
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.