We will advise you on what percentage division of assets between parties there should be after a separation. Our Principal, Glenn Thexton Family Law Specialist will generally be able to give this advice to you upon initial enquiry, including any obligation to pay spousal maintenance.
Our experience ranges from the most complex high net worth cases involving the separation and valuation of business and trust interests, taxation implications of matrimonial property division to the assessment of how the equity in the matrimonial home should be split.
Superannuation interests we will also advise you on; be it a more complex self-managed superannuation fund or defined benefit interest or industry or commercial accumulation superannuation fund. We can further assist in financial planning in terms of incorporating those elements into what is the best manner to approach your division of matrimonial assets to maximise your final financial interests.
The protection of initial contributions, inheritances and post separation contributions also factor highly on our priority of advices.
Wastage from gambling, drug addiction and providing for the future needs in respect of care of the children and for health reasons are other areas that we can advise you on.
Child support is also a feature of our advice in terms of advising you on future obligations / entitlements and arrears for past assessment.
Whatever the advice you seek in respect of the division of matrimonial assets our specialisation in family law probably means we have dealt with the issue before and our experience can be conveyed to you in our legal advice.
The Four Step Process of Matrimonial / Relationship Financial Separation
- Your assets, liabilities and superannuation are valued;
- Your financial and non-financial contributions to the assets are assessed in light of the length of your relationship;
- Your future needs and those of your spouse are assessed;
- Consideration is given as to whether any division is just and equitable, taking into account prevailing opinion and recent developments in the law.