Property Settlement

Expert Witnesses in Financial Proceedings

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 02/07/2019

60-Second Summary: In order to reach an agreement on how to divide property between parties in a financial matter, it may be beneficial to appoint an expert witness who is qualified to determine the value of certain assets in the property pool. It is important to consider when it may be appropriate to appoint an … Continue reading “Expert Witnesses in Financial Proceedings”


De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia

Amy James
Senior Associate

Posted on 05/04/2019

60-Second Summary: It might come as a surprise to many but currently, in Western Australia, superannuation is not considered an asset for the purpose of a property division between de facto couples following a separation. This means that, unlike in any other Australian state or territory, superannuation cannot be split or transferred between de facto … Continue reading “De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia”


“She’s not getting the house”….so this happens!

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 13/09/2017

As a family lawyer with 20 years’ experience in trying to resolve some of the most bitter, intractable disputes between separating spouses, there are occasions when you think you’ve seen it all. Then, something happens that restores your belief that there are no lengths to which someone will go to “get one over” on the … Continue reading ““She’s not getting the house”….so this happens!”


Property Settlement: The Dangers of Trivial Pursuits!

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 26/04/2017

As family lawyers regularly working on property settlements, it is not uncommon for us to see parties willing to spend disproportionate amounts of time, energy – and fees – on disputing the ownership of assets which can often be worth less than an invoice sent to the client for dealing with the issue! Case example … Continue reading “Property Settlement: The Dangers of Trivial Pursuits!”


The Need for Speed? – Post-Separation Settlement

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 10/01/2017

As highlighted in my previous article “Why do I need a Family Lawyer?”, a failure to finalise your property settlement with your former spouse/partner as promptly as possible after separation can have drastic consequences on the outcome.  No family law case highlights this more painfully – at least, for high-income parties – than the decision in Trask … Continue reading “The Need for Speed? – Post-Separation Settlement”


We’ve been ordered to sell the house, but we can’t!

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 22/12/2016

As everyone in Western Australia knows, property prices have plummeted in recent years, particularly in regional communities reliant on the resources industry. This has caused problems for separated couples who entered into Consent Orders for property settlement, only to find they could not sell one or more properties for the price they assumed they would … Continue reading “We’ve been ordered to sell the house, but we can’t!”


Enforcing Family Court Property Orders: The Process Explained

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 15/12/2016

What recourse is available to you if your former spouse owes you money, or is refusing to sign transfer of ownership documents, or is refusing to transfer possession of an asset to you? If there are existing Orders of the Family Court or you have a signed Financial Agreement (otherwise known as a “Binding Financial … Continue reading “Enforcing Family Court Property Orders: The Process Explained”