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Binding Financial
Agreement experts,
for when it’s time to
go separate ways.

Binding Financial
Agreement experts,
for when it’s time to
go separate ways.

Binding Financial Agreements

Securing your future with a Binding Financial Agreement

Not every family law issue is a battle. Even if you and your ex-partner no longer share a life, you may still agree how to divide property and finances.

When an agreement is possible, a binding financial agreement (BFA) may be the ideal solution to achieving a separation now and protecting your interests in the future.

Making a BFA requires a lot of thought. You need it to accommodate your needs, both now and later on. If we could predict the future, this would be easy. But without magical powers, your next best choice is an affordable and experienced family lawyer, highly skilled in negotiating and drafting binding financial agreements..

You’ve come to the right place.

Our solicitors specialise in preparing and advising on BFAs.

Additionally, our law firm has been rated Top Three Best Family Lawyers in Sydney for 8 consecutive years now.

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Rated top 3 best Family Lawyers in Sydney for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

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What exactly is a Binding Financial Agreement

A binding financial agreement is a type of contract. You and your partner can make a BFA at any stage of your relationship:

• Before getting married (often, this is known as a prenuptial agreement, or a prenup)
• During your de facto relationship
• During your marriage (also known as a post-nuptial agreement)
• After separating or divorcing

Advantages of having a binding financial agreement

If you and your former partner make a binding financial agreement, you can avoid asking a family court to decide how to divide your property.

Court proceedings often cause tremendous stress to the parties involved. They were also expensive. Usually, there’s a wait of many months (or years) before a court hears the case.

During that time, you’re living with the uncertainty of what your future holds.

BFAs often bypass the time, cost and stress of going to court.
Often, BFAs also have the advantage of:

• Allowing you and your partner to make your own decisions, rather than handing over control to a judge who doesn’t know you
Reducing conflict, which may make it easier for you and your partner to work together in the long-term, for the good of your children and any other issues
• Helping you move on with your life

Client Testimonials and Reviews

  • Sarah Taylor

    During 2021 I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Antoinette Marie Gauci from Unified Family Lawyers.

    After meeting and consulting with more than one firm I choose to work with Antoinette as I navigated my separation and property settlement. From the initial appointment to final settlement I found Antoinette to be informative, supportive and fair in the advise she offered . I always felt as though my best interests were being highlighted and all of my communications were answered promptly.

    Apart from offering exceptional service I also felt that UFA was very reasonably priced.

    I would highly recommend working with Unified Family Lawyers.

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    Kat T

    I’m so thankful for the service provided by Unified Family Lawyers in regards to my family matter. Frances and Tania were exceptional in all areas – from being highly professional, empathetic, approachable and responsive to all my legal needs. Together they obtained the optimal outcome for me and now I have my life in order. I highly recommend.

  • Luci-Anne Kreller

    Would highly recommend Unified Lawyers. They were highly professional and compassionate, addressing challenging issues and working to resolve them. They were always available to assist and clarified complex processes.

  • J

    Alex and Donna are unparalleled professionals and experts in their fields. If you are going through a difficult divorce, it can be really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Alex and Donna have helped make this emotionally stressful time as easy as I think it can be with their down to earth and diligent communication. They take a lot of pride in their work and they are extremely talented and experienced. I genuinely feel like I am in very capable and caring hands. I can’t be any more grateful to them and the whole Unified Family Lawyers team. If you want someone on your side, you need to speak to Alex and Donna!

  • Kristenn Wong

    Navigating separation and divorce can typically be an emotionally, mentally and financially onerous undertaking.

    However, engaging Unified Lawyers and entrusting my matter to the highly capable and consistently responsive team of Alex Bourne and Chris Kissoglou has certainly alleviated my stress, knowing that they were acting in my best interests with their sensible and pragmatic advice. With their skilled assistance, I was able to finalise my parenting plan and property settlement via mediation with a pleasing outcome that obviated the protracted costs of litigation.

  • Shreya

    Highly recommend Unified Lawyers and a special mention to the lawyer who assisted me with my case – Donna Nguyen. She was thoroughly professional since the day I contacted her, always on top of asking for information, filing the case on time and ensuring communication was top notch every step of the way. Most importantly very upfront around fees structure and was very informative around any hidden fees throughout the process. If every lawyer was like her, there wouldn’t ever be a single person left in doubt around laws and court procedures. She’s an absolute rockstar!

  • Geetha De Silva

    When looking for a family lawyer, a firm in the city asked for a large sum upfront to start with. With unified lawyers, upfront fee was reasonable and affordable for someone going through a difficult period in their life. I was invoiced monthly as I went, which was helpful. Taylor Reardon was my lawyer and she was very friendly and easy to communicate with. She did a great job guiding me through the process and supporting me through the asset split after separation. I highly recommend unified lawyers for family law matters.

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    jun luo

    Tania and her team have done fantastic job for my case. They take my case from my previous lawyer and get everything organised in a short notice. Thanks for their help, I am able to get my property settlement and other devorce matter solved within 2 months. I highly recommend Tania for family law matters.

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    Sheilah Janarthanan

    I am so glad finally it came to an end!!. Thank you so much Taylor! you have advised me accordingly as to where I stand in my situation, and resolved my problem amicably. I was advised by many to how solicitors over charging their clients, unfortunately, it was not with Unified Family Lawyers. They are so reasonable in terms of charges and understand their clients well. I did the right choice by engaging the right firm.

  • muntashir mamun

    I recommend Unified Lawyers for any Family or Domestic violence or issues; I have received excellent consultation when I called them first time in regards to an issue related to my neighbour. They first listen to issue and explained what would be potential ways to deal with the issue from lawful perspective and also send an follow up email to confirmed what was discussed. I was very worried with the particular issue but after talking to them I sensed hope and clear understanding what to do next. I give them a five star.

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    Laura Sereno

    I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, you have been absolutely amazing in helping me to finalise this colossal journey. Your support went above and beyond and I will continue our partnership well into the future. I highly recommend your services and can assure you have chosen the right path with Dominic.

  • Dale Anderson

    I was supported by Unified Lawyers when I failed to appear at a family court matter. I was very pleased that they were able to get my situation undercontrol. I was informed of the procedure and also given excellent advise that resulted with us getting a balanced control back of my situation. We are only getting things started in my matter.I have every indiation and faith that that I am going to have a positive experience.
    Thank you very much Alex and Marryanne your knowledge is awesome. I look forward to the case that Marryanne is going to put forward at my next hearing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does a binding financial agreement cover?
  • Is a binding financial agreement legally enforceable?
  • When should I make a binding financial agreement?
  • Do I have to see a lawyer to make a binding financial agreement?
  • Why do I need Independent Advice to make a binding financial agreement?
  • How much does a binding financial agreement cost?
  • What is the process for making binding financial agreements?
  • How long does it take to make a binding financial agreement?

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