Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Property
Our family dispute resolution practitioners (FDRPs) are able to assist couples separating or divorcing to reach an agreement regarding financial matters and the settlement of their property.
Unlike parenting matters, property mediation is not mandatory under the Australian Family Law act but is the preferred and affordable option.
What happens in dispute resolution for property?
After initial individual session(s), your FDRP will guide you through a structured discussion to determine the property pool including:
- Establishing agreed values of all assets
- Identifying debts and liabilities and who has responsibility for them
- Calculating net worth
- Considering non-financial and financial contributions
- Ascertaining future needs
Once the relevant factors have been identified, your FDRP will facilitate a negotiation based on your options and proposals, enabling you to compare and test these against your financial situation.
Property settlement agreements are not legal documents but can be used as the basis for legally binding orders such as Consent Orders or a Binding Financial Agreement which is a discrete and separate step.
FDRPs must remain impartial and do not impose decisions or give advice and therefore it is strongly recommended that you seek legal advice from a Family Law Specialist in relation to your situation.
You may also be required to seek external expert advice such as independent financial or tax advice or valuations.
What will it cost?
Positive Solutions can provide post-separation services on a sliding scale based on your income. For more information on costs please contact our office on 6223 5612.
Do you provide services over the phone or online?
Positive Solutions has offices across Tasmania and appointments are available face to face, via phone or online.
How do I make an appointment?
Please contact us to make an appointment. Waiting times for appointments vary according to the current level of demand and your availability.
This activity received grant funding from the Australian Government.