Formalising the agreement, you reach with your spouse is imperative for the financial future of both parties. Before you enter into any formal financial agreement, you should receive legal advice in respect to the proposed agreement. Only in rare circumstances are you able to have a financial agreement altered or set aside after it has been executed. Obtaining legal advice will provide you with certainty, and peace of mind for your future.
Financial agreements can be completed by way of Consent Orders filed at the Family Court, or by entering into a Binding Financial Agreement. Determining which is the most appropriate for your circumstances will usually require tailored legal advice, and can depend on the complexity of your asset pool, the proposed property division, and whether any time constraints exist.
Where an agreement is reached, Affinitas Legal can advise you as to the most appropriate and cost effective, manner to formalise your agreement, and are able to provide you with fixed fee estimates for financial agreements, and independent legal advice.