Most family law disputes about property and maintenance are finalised with consent orders. The other option, if the parties agree, is a financial agreement.

A financial agreement must meet strict requirements. Each party must receive separate independent legal advice before signing it.  

  • There are different types of financial agreements:
  • entered into before marriage. These are commonly known as "prenuptial agreements" or “prenups”
  • entered into before a de facto relationship commences
  • entered into during a marriage, either before or after separation
  • entered into during a relationship
  • entered into after a divorce
  • entered into after the end of a de facto relationship
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