If you have been separated from your
partner for more than twelve months, it may be time for you to seek advice with
respect to a Property Settlement.
You must make an Application to the Federal Magistrates Court or Family Court of Australia for property settlement Orders within 12 months from the date of your divorce, or two years from the date of your separation if you are not married. If you do not, then you will need to seek the leave of the Court to commence an Application for Property Settlement Orders.
We suggest that you attempt to resolve the financial issues which arise following the breakdown of your relationship early, and before your time limitation expires. This will give you the option of negotiating with your ex-partner, and exhausting less adversarial options before seeking assistance from the Courts.
If you have recently separated or you wish to extinguish your financial relationship with your ex partner, please contact us to discuss your options for a Final Property Settlement.