Separation, Property and Death – the crucial first steps to take in order to protect your property after a relationship breakdown…contact our family lawyers
Parties to a marriage or de facto relationship are generally entitled to a property settlement following separation, as provided for in the Family Law Act (1975). This is the case regardless of whose name property is held in. An adjustment of each person's respective interest in property is permitted pursuant to the Act. Separation and death are not generally events that we can or want to foresee and it's important to know what the crucial first steps are that you should take in order to protect your property interests following a relationship breakdown.