A property settlement entitlement is worked out having regard to many different matters. For this reason it is important that you consult with an experienced family law solicitor as soon as possible. Matters which affect what your entitlement is include, but are not limited to, the length of your relationship, financial and non-financial contributions, family welfare contributions, your age and health, and any children and their ages.
Matrimonial Property Settlement
In any property settlement matter it is necessary for both parties to make full and frank disclosure. If a party does not comply with their duty of disclosure an Application may be made to the Court seeking that the disclosure be made. If an Application is made against you and it successful you might be ordered to pay the costs of the other party associated with that Application.
No. Most cases settle without Court involvement. You will only have to go to Court if you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement in relation to property settlement. There are various avenues available to pursue a property settlement without having to commence a court proceeding. Such avenues include negotiation, mediation and collaborative law.