Going through a separation, whether married of de facto, can be a challenging time in one’s life – and so it is always best to get professional legal advice so that you can understand how property settlement will work. It is a difficult area of law as it is based on a number of principles, but each circumstance will change from couple to couple. The Family Law team at Phoenix Law are experts in Married and De Facto Property settlements and so you should feel confident that we can help you to understand the ways the law can operate in this difficult time.
It is best to understand that ‘property’ can be a very wide term – it is not simply the family home, but can include ‘everything that is capable of being owned’ – this means that in a Married and De facto property settlement you will need to consider houses, bank accounts, blocks of land, cars, businesses, shares, furniture, pets, paintings, superannuation, trust properties, and many other things can count as property.
It is important to understand the wide range of powers that the court has in regards to family property in a Queensland Property settlement. Our expert Phoenix Family Law Team can help to explain to you the process and how the Family law courts can interpret different types of property and the way that these divisions can occur.
If you are looking for advice on a de facto property settlement, we can also help you understand some of the important factors that the court will consider, such as the duration of the relationship, the nature of financial dependence, and how the court will treat pre-relationship property.
If you need to talk to someone about your current situation or have any questions about Married or De Facto property settlement then please reach out to Phoenix Law on +61 (07) 3180 0908
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