Family Lawyers Sydney
If you and your ex-partner have separated or gone through a divorce, you will likely have to divide up any family assets such as:
– the matrimonial home
– motor vehicles
– investment properties
We genuinely understand that this process can be extremely painful, stressful and tedious. This is why our family lawyers take the time to listen, ask questions and explain the process with all our clients.
If you are going through the property settlement process, you will want the leading property settlement family lawyers in Sydney to be on your side.
We’ve been rated in the Top Three Best family law firms in Sydney for 7 consecutive years.
“Unified Lawyers rated top three best family lawyers in Sydney for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.”
What are you entitled to in a divorce or separation?
It can be quite stressful and at times complicated to work out how to divide your property after a relationship breakdown. Rest assured though that we are here to help you through this process.
After you go through the separation, it’s usually fair that all property owned is shared between you and your ex-partner. The way that the property is shared or split will all come down to both of your individual circumstances.
It usually won’t matter if the property is in one of your names or if you earn hardly any money or no money at all, you will generally still have rights to a share in the property. Also, it doesn’t matter whether you were both married or in a de facto relationship, you are still entitled to apply for a property settlement.
In order to determine how much or what percentage of the property pool you are entitled to, we will need to sit with you and listen carefully to your circumstances, ask you questions to understand the finer details of your situation and then provide you with our advice.
When it’s time to go separate ways, we are here for you
Our property settlement solution is simple to assist you to come to an amicable agreement with your ex-partner by avoiding having to go to Court.
We always encourage our clients to try their best to agree on arrangements for their property without going to court. Going to court can be very expensive and time consuming and that’s why it’s best to try and come to an agreement amicably with your ex-partner.
There are situations though whereby an amicable agreement cannot be reached between the parties. If you find yourself in this situation, there’s no need to stress. Our family lawyers all specialise solely in family law.
As experts in Family Law, Unified Lawyers has helped many people, just like Max, get a fair and honest result to move forward with their lives.
4 Steps to Property Settlement in Family Law
To help provide some basic guidance as to how the property and liabilities are divided between you and your ex-partner, you can refer to the four steps methodology that is usually adopted by the Family Court.
Step 1: Determine the value of all assets, liabilities and financial resources of you and your ex-partner. This is known as determining the asset pool.
Step 2: Determine the contributions made by you and your ex-partner.
Step 3: Determine the future needs of you and your ex-partner and identify any adjustments necessary based to the contributions made in Step 2.
Step 4: The final step is to consider the effect of the above to achieve an outcome that is just and equitable to both parties.
Free Consultations – Property Settlement Family Lawyers
We genuinely understand the frustration and stress that you might be going through right now. This is why we offer everyone a Free Consultation with one of our specialised family lawyers. This free consultation will help provide you with some initial guidance and comfort.
During your free consultation, our family lawyer will patiently listen to your matter, ask you questions to understand more about your circumstances, help answer your initial questions and then provide you with general advice for the steps moving forward.
Client Testimonials and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a property settlement in family law?
- Do I have to go to Court to get a property settlement?
- What type of property can be included in a property settlement?
- Are there any time limits?
- What are consent orders?
- What is a financial agreement?
- Who pays for legal cost for property settlement matters?