Get advice from Experienced Property Lawyers in Melbourne
When splitting from a partner, there are many things that need to be considered, one of which is a property settlement that is fair for both parties. Your first and main concerns may be with the children, but it is also important to ensure that your financial future is secure so that you can move on with the next stages of your life.
Our property lawyers in Melbourne will discuss your options, and deliver the best outcomes available when it comes to your settlement agreement.
An initial consultation will tell you the necessary facts and figures
At your consultation with our property lawyers in Melbourne, we will talk to you face to face to make sure that we get a comprehensive understanding of your situation. During this consultation you will be advised on the options available to you. We will also discuss the costs involved, so that you are fully aware of the finances involved each step of the way.
There are many choices available to you in relation to residential property law, and each circumstance is different. We believe that knowledge is power, and after you have spoken to one of our team, your mind will be put at ease. Our family lawyers will discuss which choice is best for you, so that the issue can be resolved as quickly as possible.
Unlike other areas of family law, you will not be required to attend mediation in order to finalise your property matters, however it is still available to you.
Our residential property lawyers have extensive experience in conducting residential settlements within the confines of the law, and will hold a strategy session with you to run through all of your available options. This session will include an assessment of where we believe your percentage split of the asset pool should lie.
What options are available for resolution?
Writing letters of negotiation to the other party and putting an offer forward and/or attending an organised round table mediation with an independent third party mediator.
In some circumstances, you and your former partner will be unable to agree on an appropriate property settlement. If an agreement cannot be made during this time, or through letters of negotiation we will be able to assist you to get the matter heard before a Judge. In starting this process we will draft documents including an initiating application, financial statement and affidavit. Our property lawyers in Melbourne will then advise you on the court process.
It may be that you require an urgent application to be made to the court and we can assist with immediate advice in these types of circumstances.
An example of this is where your former spouse has withdrawn a large sum of money from your account or where they have drawn down upon your mortgage without your consent. We can seek restraints to stop this behaviour.
We can also assist if you require urgent spousal maintenance, or an order to remain in the matrimonial property and will provide you with advice in relation to the merits of any application such as those listed above.
The property law fee process
Our property lawyers Melbourne wide will keep you informed through every step of the way. You will always know where your situation is at, and what the costs involved will be. We issue monthly bills so that you are always kept in the loop.
In the event that you are unable to fund your matter up front, our solicitors can discuss with you the option of paying at the finalisation. This can be done through your property equity, should that be possible.
Get in touch with a property lawyer today
Give our friendly team a call today on 1300 1 LEGAL to book a consultation with property lawyers in Melbourne that can give real solutions to your needs.
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We have four offices located in Fitzroy, Sunshine, Moonee Ponds and Newport.