At the end of a family relationship, it can be difficult to determine how to divide your assets and financial resources, especially given the pressure and emotional distress from the relationship breakdown.
For married couples, you may make an Application to the Family Court for property matters at any time providing you are not yet divorced. If you are divorced, the Application must be made within 12 months of a Divorce Order. Thereafter, the court’s permission must firstly be obtained.
For de facto couples (including same sex), you have two years from the date of separation in which to make an Application to the court for property matters. Thereafter, the court’s permission must firstly be obtained.