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Financial Agreements

Financial agreements detail how financial resources are distributed if a relationship breaks down.

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Financial Assets

Assisting you in creating or changing a financial agreement

Creating or changing a financial agreement can sometimes be a stressful undertaking. A family lawyer can help you progress the agreement in a clear and timely manner so you do not feel alone or overly concerned about the process.

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Helping you understand the process of financial agreements

Financial agreements, also called prenuptial agreements if made before a marriage, are legally binding agreements about a couple’s financial resources. A family lawyer can assist you by explaining the fundamentals of financial agreements so you have the information you need to enter into a financial agreement that is appropriate for your circumstances.

Dispute Resolution

Providing advice regarding the negotiation of a financial agreement

Negotiating terms of a financial agreement with another party can often end in disputes and resentment. We can help you discuss terms with your ex-partner so both parties are well informed to make the most appropriate decisions for a positive result.

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Finalising the legalities of financial agreements

Finalising financial agreements can sometimes be difficult if one party is not willing to comply. We can guide you through any disagreements with other parties to ensure your financial agreement is finalised as quickly and easily as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Financial agreements are made by parties to detail how their financial resources would be distributed in the event of the relationship breakdown. Financial agreements can be made before, during or after a married or de facto couple separates.
In order to change or cancel a financial agreement, you must prove that an instance of fraud or dishonesty has occurred, that the agreement was not practical, there was a change in the child or children’s welfare, or the other party acted in an unfair manner. A family lawyer can explain these terms in plain language and help you consider your options for change or cancelation of a financial agreement.
When creating a financial agreement, you should include any property or assets that are worth $5,000 or more including vehicles, jewellery and household items, any real estate you own, cash in bank accounts, property held in trust, shares, mortgages, debts and personal loans.
Financial agreements will still apply if your partner has passed away, if it does not conflict with any terms of their will. If the financial agreement does clash with terms of the deceased party’s will, the financial agreement should be determined by the court by analysing the specific clauses of both documents.
If you have remarried, the financial agreement from your previous relationship will still apply, as all arrangements from your previous relationship will have been finalised in the financial agreement. You are therefore free to remarry or enter a new relationship without fear your ex-partner will be able to claim any future property or assets. If you do enter a new marriage or de facto relationship, it is important to update your financial agreement to reflect this changed circumstance.

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