Divorce Property Settlement: Receive Guidance From Our Perth Property Settlement Lawyer for the Financial Side of Your Separation and Divorce
You’ve been through a lot already. When the time comes for you to start dividing your property and reaching a settlement for your financial future, emotions can flare up again. Money talk can put even the strongest, most amicable couples on edge. During a divorce, these emotional conversations are often best had with the help of an experienced property settlement lawyer to guide you through the process.
What to Ask During Your Property and Financial Settlement Conversations
When you start the conversation about who should get what, and if spousal maintenance will be paid, there are a few questions to consider including:
- What is the status of your home mortgage?
- What other loans and liabilities does the family have?
- Who contributed financially and in other ways to the family assets, and debts?
- What is the current value of the family assets?
- What other assets have you both invested in, such as cars, furniture or other valuables?
- Is there an entitlement to spousal maintenance?
Discussing these and other questions while trying to reach a compromise about who should get what can lead to some very angry conversations and turn on its head what was previously a polite business like relationship. With help from an experienced property settlement lawyer you can go into the conversation with information and knowledge that can help you reach agreement or not agree to a proposal which is not fair.
Negotiations for Property and Spousal Maintenance
You and your ex-partner can equitably divide your property and finances in a number of ways. However, determining what each person should receive as a part of the settlement can be difficult. It should not be left in the hands of someone who does not understand financial matters.
This is not the sort of issue that you want handled by an inexperienced lawyer, or a lawyer that does not practice exclusively in family law and divorce. This is not just the end of a relationship or marriage that is being discussed or negotiated. It’s a determination as to how your future is going to look.
When your financial future is at stake, these are a few of the questions you should ask to determine what you need to live comfortably and what you are entitled to.
- What will you be left with when the settlement is finalised?
- What are you entitled to receive from the financial settlement?
- How much do you need to establish and maintain a reasonable financial future?
- Is what you are being offered fair?
- What do you do if you and your ex do not agree on the values of assets?
- What do you do with a family business?
These are not easy questions to answer. At Wayne Dawkins Lawyers it is our job to make sure that all our clients are informed and educated about all their options. You will work with a family lawyer experienced in financial matters. That means that with our help, you get a realistic lawyer on your side who understands what you’re going through now and what you face in the future.
No one wins in a divorce, but you should have enough financial support to help you avoid ongoing debt and having to struggle to survive when it is all settled. We’ll help you negotiate a fair and equitable outcome so that does not happen.
Call Us Before You Start Negotiations
Is it time for you to start negotiating your property and financial settlement? Contact our Perth property settlement lawyer on 08 9214 3887 before you start the conversation with your ex so you can be informed and prepared, and do not make a costly mistake.