When people separate, they usually need to work out how to split what they own, and what they owe

Many couples are able to achieve a split without needing to attend Court.

Seeking a Lawyer's help in these negotiations does not mean you have to head to Court.

Maddens Lawyers can help at any stage of the negotiations:

  • You may want to formalise the agreement you've already reached on your own
  • You may be unsure about where to start with the process

Time limits apply to the division of property, so it is important to speak to a Lawyer at some stage to ensure your negotiations are timely and that they follow the correct process.

Who gets what?

This is determined via a staged process, taking in to account several things, such as:

  • What is owned
  • What is owed
  • The future needs of those involved

It is a complex process that we can work through with you, in order to make it easier to navigate. It will also ensure you obtain what is best for you, your family and your future needs.

Maddens Lawyers' objective is always to help their clients reach solutions that are the most practical for all involved


More questions? Contact our Family Law expert

Lucy Doherty

Lucy Doherty

Senior Lawyer

PH: 03 5560 2000