Trying to finalise your property settlement by dividing the assets of a relationship can be very emotive, particularly when balancing so many other emotions and challenges following separation.
It’s perfectly understandable for you to feel uncertain and confused. Assets that have taken a lifetime to acquire might now need to be sold. How will you survive moving forward? What you receive from a property settlement may well determine your immediate and long-term future.
So how much will you get? Will it be made up of cash, superannuation or both? What is fair and reasonable? Right now, you may not trust your ex-partner. Perhaps they have been given the wrong advice or are not thinking rationally. It is important to know the relevant principles that are applied before entering into any negotiations.
Anyone who tells you an exact number that you will receive may not have your best interest at heart. That’s because they are probably basing their answer on different circumstances, preconceived notions or from watching too much television. In each case, the law is applied to your circumstances and a payment range is determined.
You want a lawyer who will work for you, especially if the other side is being unreasonable or highly emotive. The worst thing that can happen is for delays to lead to the other side not settling. Delays may cause you to lose other opportunities to get on with your life.
You need a lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to advance your matter to resolution. You need a lawyer who is skilled and experienced in property settlement matters and will consider all options including some that may seem out of the box.
You probably have countless questions concerning your property settlement? That’s understandable.
Would you benefit from talking to Nik Koolik for 10 minutes to chat about your most immediate questions? Nik will review your situation and give you the practical advice you need right now. Let him guide you through the conflict until a resolution can be reached.
Nik helps to show his clients how to obtain a solution in a calm and rational way.