This is a very common question asked by parties following a separation. It can be incredibly unpleasant to have to continue to live with an ex-partner until financial settlement is achieved. Unfortunately, it is also incredibly difficult to force an ex-partner to leave the family home. The court is of the opinion that it is […]
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If you are able to reach an agreement about your Family Law Property Settlement there are two ways that the agreement can be documented:
- By way of Consent Orders, or
- Through a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) or a Separation Agreement.
Entering into a Binding Financial Agreement ousts the jurisdiction of the Court to make Orders about the alteration of parties property interests. By entering into a BFA you are in effect contracting out of the ability of the Court to make a decision about what you are entitled to in a Family Law Property Settlement.
BFA’s can be entered into by parties to a marriage or de facto relationship, at the beginning of, during, or at the conclusion of the relationship and there is a requirement that each party to a BFA obtain independent legal advice prior to entering into the agreement.
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