Relationship Property Services & Advice

When a relationship comes to an end, it is important that the people involved are able to divide their property with as little hassle, stress and drama as possible.

That’s where we come in. We help you with evenly dividing your property or coming to a fair and just agreement.

What is Relationship Property?

The Relationship Property Act (1976) deals with how property and assets are split between married or de facto couples if their relationship comes to an end. 

The purpose of the Act is to acknowledge both partners’ contributions to the relationship and divide property in a fair way.

If you need assistance, we can help you divide your property correctly and fairly.

Who does the Act apply to?

The Act fully applies to couples who have been married, in a civil union or in a de facto relationship for over three years. This means that in most cases, the property will be divided equally.

Short-term marriages are also covered by the Act. However, property may be divided according to each person’s contributions to the relationship.

Can you make your own agreement?

If a couple can agree on how they want to split their assets, they can do this without having to follow the Act. However, they will need to create an agreement which meets several legal requirements.

You can learn more about what is involved in making your own agreement by clicking below.

How can we help?

When a divorce or break-up happens, it is often difficult for the people involved to follow the Relationship Property Act. This is due to the many clauses and conditions which can affect the final outcome.

As relationship property specialists, we can perform a thorough investigation to determine what each party is legally entitled to under the Act. This will make things easier for both of you.