Inner West Financial Separation Lawyer

Property and Financial Matters

Minors Family Law are committed to helping our clients secure potential entitlements when it comes to the division of assets and property settlement related claims.

In the event that a relationship ceases to continue and both parties have separated, our team will assist you and your spouse on reaching a divorce financial settlement.

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Financial Settlements under Family Law

Financial settlements under family law can relate to aspects such as:

  • Division of assets and property
  • Division of liabilities
  • Spouse maintenance and obligatory payments
  • Child support related responsibilities and payments
  • Superannuation and other financial orders.

We evaluate you and your spouse’s situation individually as the nature of each family law property settlement case varies. Our expert financial separation lawyers can then offer advice and representation regarding how to proceed to achieve the best possible result.

Working with a Financial Separation Lawyer

The process – simplified

There is a four-stage process that’s involved concerning divorce property settlement matters. This being:


    The true value of the assets held by both parties must be determined.


    Contributions to the relationship must be assessed, including both financial and other significant contributions during the partnership.


    The consideration of future aspects following the discontinued relationship and how it may affect both spouses and dependent children.


    The division of the assets must be equitable and decided upon as fairly as possible given the circumstances.

    It’s common for spouses to believe that property entitlements will result in an even 50% split of all jointly owned assets. However, this is generally just a misconception as no such law exists that blatantly states this, and should never be assumed that this will be the outcome for your particular case.

    Also, regardless of the conditions in an agreement or the method in which they were achieved, the court must be satisfied that the entitlements awarded to each party are fair and just, minimising the chance for future disputes to arise.

      Things to know about divorce property settlements

      Submitting Property Orders

      A divorce property settlement can begin at any time following separation if the couple is married.

      In the event the couple are already divorced, the party must submit the application for orders within 12 months of the divorce being finalised – bear in mind that this is a separate court process.

      If you were in a de facto relationship, any application to the Court must be made within 2 years from the date of your separation.

      Anyone wishing to apply for division of assets orders is advised to do so immediately after their divorce becomes final or as soon as possible ensuring a simpler application process occurs.

      We’re a firm that gets results. In addition to being a fully qualified family law solicitor, we’re also a professional mediation service. We’ll represent you and your family while applying skills sets and technique from other law areas like mediation assisting you with a fair as possible division of assets.

      What you can expect from us

      Quality legal advice without the hefty fees

      We’re a smaller family law firm with the expertise of a large one meaning you receive the same quality legal advice without the hefty fees, commissions and hourly rates.

      People helping people

      At Minors Family Law, we’re essentially people helping people. When we commit to you as a client, we’re right by your side until your case is finalised and we achieve a result.

      Professional, personalised approach

      Our professionals pride themselves on working in their client’s best interests whilst evaluating and advising them with a more personal and individualistic approach.


      We’ll be working with you to achieve a mutual goal providing you with full transparency and understanding every step of the way. We’ll never ask you to follow through with suggestions that you aren’t 100% comfortable with.


      We like to discuss issues with our clients with an upfront and succinct approach while establishing a plan of resolution. 

      High Success Rate

      We boast a particularly high success rate when it comes to dispute resolution seeing clients in a much more improved position than they were prior to our services. 

      Louise Longhurst
      Louise Longhurst
      Minors Family Law guided an elderly family member through an arduous property settlement. The team acted with professionalism, honesty and integrity throughout. They provided succinct legal advice, executed efficiently, and with calmness and kindness. We recommend unreservedly.
      Neale Kant
      Neale Kant
      Ashleigh has been wonderful throughout a very long and arduous journey. Supported me all the way through with thoughtful and insightful advice. Very caring and extremely hard working. Highly recommend MFL to anyone.
      Oscar Campos
      Oscar Campos
      I have the opportunity to be assisted by both Jacqueline and Ashleigh at Minors Family Law. I am really grateful for their support and services, I can tell that they care for their clients and do the best they can do to advise and come up with plans in the best interest of your kids. Going through court is not an easy process, but if you have the right people by your side it will definitely make a huge difference throughout the process. Thank you again.
      Gareth Williams
      Gareth Williams
      I would highly recommend Minors Family Law to anybody. Jacqueline's profession yet compassionate nature helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life with a minimum of stress and expense. I can't thank her enough for amazing service.
      Kathy Powell
      Kathy Powell
      Jacqueline was brilliant at guiding us through a very difficult and emotionally draining process. Her help, advice and knowledge of the legal and court system was fantastic. I highly recommend Minors Family Law to everyone.
      claire renshaw
      claire renshaw
      I found Jacqueline, to be very professional, honest and proactive in my dealings with her. I would highly recommend Jacqueline to anyone looking to engage a family lawyer.
      F B
      F B
      My family highly recommend Minors Family Law. The firm is our family representative. The principal lawyer, Jacqueline, is highly commendable with her professionalism, her understanding of our needs and most of all her insight for the best interest of children. This firm is insightful, understanding and work well with us. We have our peace of mind for leaving important matter with them.
      Joyce Baillie
      Joyce Baillie
      I would highly recommend Jacqueline and Minors Family Law. Jacqueline had my best interest at heart both in terms of outcome and the challenges that could present. She provided clear and concise advice which was executed promptly and as instructed. I experienced a very calm and considered settlement process which took the stress out of an otherwise very emotionally charged situation. I am incredibly grateful that I engaged Minors Family Law.

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      At Minors Family Law, we consider your goals to be ours. We are focussed on delivering compassionate legal services as dedicated professionals providing expert advice towards a better future. Schedule in your initial consultation today and let us start assisting you.

      Suite C1, 15/52 Lyons Road, Drummoyne NSW 2047
      (02) 8591 9702
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      ABN: 22 519 334 496