Property Settlements

At Distinction Legal we are dedicated to resolving property disputes as and when they arise, including marital and de-facto breakdowns. We provide expert legal advice and support to families facing the strain of separation or divorce, and attempt to resolve matters in an amicable and just manner to minimise any present and future suffering. We work collaboratively with the opposing party through negotiation and mediation to ultimately resolve matters without resorting to the courts, however, we believe in securing property settlements that are fair and just, and will fiercely defend your legal entitlements in court if necessary.

We specialise in:

  • Divorce
  • Property Settlement
  • De facto relationships & Domestic Partnerships
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child support & Children’s Living Arrangements

Separation or divorce can lead to one of the most traumatic times in your life. Trying to handle a property settlement without first consulting an experienced Family Lawyer is a mistake that may end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars, including precious time and even a decline to your health. Do not attempt to finalise these matters on your own. The Family Law Act 1975 and the corresponding regulations are very complex pieces of legislation. Without knowledge and experience of how the system works, you are likely to negotiate a poor outcome, which you will not be able to undo once a binding property settlement has been signed.

Do not leave things to chance. We are experienced negotiators, and will ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

Call Distinction Legal on (08) 7221 1959 and discuss your case with one of our skilled Family Lawyers today.


Children’s Matters

Your children are what are most important to you. While we strive to obtain fair and just property settlements, we believe there is no more important commodity in life than the safety and well-being of your children. When separation and divorce strikes, those most adversely impacted are children. It is vital that you act quickly to preserve and maintain your rights to spend time with your children, particularly if allegations are made in relation to physical, emotional and psychological harm. In these instances, if you do not take urgent action in the courts, the ramifications in terms of access to your children can be long lasting.

You may not get access to your children for many months, which not only will have a devastating emotional impact on you as a parent, but will also hurt your children. The court will always look to what is in the best interests of the children, however, they can only act on the instructions of the parties. It is therefore crucial that the right Family Lawyer is arguing on your behalf. This is where our experienced Family Lawyers come into play.

While we believe in passionately advocating for your rights to your children in court, we understand that ‘good faith’ negotiations should take place first. The Family Law Act 1975 requires that parties first engage in mediation before filing any action in court. We can assist you with mediation if required and will encourage clients to come to a mutually agreeable settlement if possible. However, we understand that sometimes this is not realistic. In these instances, we stand ready to ‘fight’ for you in court to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved.

Call one of our experienced Family Lawyers on (08) 7221 1959 and let us settle your matter.


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