Property settlements involve the negotiation and formalisation of the division of the assets and liabilities of a relationship, following separation.
The negotiation and formalisation of parenting arrangements include the consideration and determination of parental responsibility for decision-making as to major decisions in children’s lives and the time a child will spend with each parent following the breakdown of a relationship.
Child Support refers to arrangements about how expenses relating to children to whom each parent owes an obligation to provide for, are determined and will be met moving forward. This may involve negotiation, a Child Support Assessment and the formalisation of an agreement through a Child Support Agreement.
Family Violence Intervention Orders (IVO’s)
Family Violence Intervention Order proceedings refer to Court proceedings relating to the restriction of behaviours that have been, are or may be committed by people who are in, or have been in, a domestic relationship.
Spousal maintenance refers to the obligation for spouses or partners of a de facto relationship to financially provide for each other.
Financial Agreements (or Binding Financial Agreements) are legal agreements, entered into before, during and after marriage or a de facto relationship, to contract out of the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). The purpose of Financial Agreements is to provide direction as to how assets and liabilities are to be divided in the event of separation.