Property settlement

6 Steps to Keep Your Business Afloat During Separation

Separation can have a disastrous impact on your business. Many of the impacts can be avoided if the separated couple receives proper guidance at the outset from trusted advisors. This post provides some practical tips on the steps couples should take to keep their business afloat through a separation. We’ve separated, now what do we do? At the outset, our…

Continue Reading

What If I Can’t Afford A Family Lawyer?

Have you separated and are unsure about what to do next? Do you simply not have the funds readily accessible to pay for a family lawyer? Would you like to know about the different options that may be available to you? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this post is for you! At Martens Legal we…

Continue Reading

How To Decide If You Need A Prenup (AKA Financial Agreement)

The last 50 years has seen the greater acceptance of de facto relationships as well as the rise of the second, third (and beyond) marriages. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has also demonstrated the significant increase in marrying ages of both males and females in Australia. See below. There is no doubt that changes to relationship trends and…

Continue Reading

Are Assets Always Split 50/50 In A Property Settlement?

The short answer is no. This is a common misconception. There is no exact calculation to decide how assets will be divided between separated couples (also known as a property settlement). However, the Family Law Courts have over many years developed a 4-step process which is used to determine these cases. Family Lawyers can therefore advise separated couples as to…

Continue Reading

Top 5 Tips To Protect Your Assets After Separation

TIP 1 – SEEK IMMEDIATE LEGAL ADVICE You should arrange to meet a family lawyer as soon as possible after separation. We recommend that you and your former partner each receive independent legal advice before trying to reach an agreement about how you will divide your assets. No, this isn’t us lawyers trying to make money off you; it is…

Continue Reading