Please complete all the information in this form that is applicable to you. We ask for this information so that when you see a solicitor they can spend more time answering your questions and explaining the relevant law to you. If you would like a copy of this completed Family Law form please ask at reception for a copy.
*If you have more children let the solicitor know.
*Estimate the value of all current assets. Please complete what you can.
*Estimate the value of all current debts. Please complete what you can.
IF MARRIED: You can apply for property orders from the family law courts at any time up to 12 months from the date your divorce becomes final.
IF A DE FACTO: You may be able to apply for property orders from the family law courts up until 2 years from the date of separation.
It is extremely important that you have a legally binding agreement or have commenced legal proceedings in the family law courts before this time limit expires if you intend to seek a property settlement. If you are outside the time limit you should obtain legal advice immediately in relation to your position as you may be able to seek leave (ie permission) from the court to extend this timeframe.
In almost all cases each person pays their own legal costs in family law proceedings. No taxation or financial advice is able to be given by the MRCLC.
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