Property Settlement Lawyer Adelaide
Over 50 years experience in providing property settlement services and advice to individuals and business
If you’re looking for experienced property settlement lawyers, please get in touch with us today.
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“Randle & Taylor and Nick McCabe have been my solicitors for over 20 years. As a conveyancer of some 38 years and sole practitioner I work with many lawyers. Randle &Taylor have always provided me with good advice and strong representation when required still caring for me as an individual and additionally to clients I have referred for assistance. I would trust Randle & Taylor in all matters to look after me and my family and I highly recommend them and their services.”
T White, Conveyancer
“As a Chartered Accountant and Liquidator I have engaged the services of Randle & Taylor on many different types of commercial and personal matters for over thirty years. I found them to be always knowledgeable, competent and professional. They will take the time to explain complex matters to you and resolve complex matter efficiently. I have also used the services of John Taylor as a mediator. He is a very skilful mediator whose unique set of skills have resulted in successful outcomes for both parties. I would strongly recommend Randle & Taylor for any business or personal matter.”
AC Matthews, Chartered Accountant and Liquidator
“Randle & Taylor have acted for me for a number of years. I have always found them to be professional and knowledgeable and they have provided me with legal advice which is commercial and in my best interest. I have always found their staff to be friendly and will continue to engage their services in the future.”
P Agostinelli, Business Owner
For When Experience Counts
Property Settlement Legal Services
Randle & Taylor Barristers and Solicitors are a leading property settlement and family law firm based in Adelaide. We have proudly served South Australia since 1970 and pride ourselves on a strong, practical approach to solving a range of family law and divorce legal issues. Some of the property settlement services we offer include:
- Negotiating and advocating on your behalf
- Determining asset splits
- Representation and advice in disputes
- Drafting settlement agreements
- Help navigating the family law system
- Educating you on your property rights.
We’ve helped thousands of Adelaide businesses with their property settlement legal needs. Contact us today for a no-obligation initial 15 minute consultation with one of our legal experts.
Proudly serving South Australia since 1970
Lawyer for Property Settlement: How We Help
Randle & Taylor Barristers and Solicitors offer personal, practical and strong representation when required.
Enjoy fixed fees for certain services, urgent advice, payment of our fees upon completion and a free initial 15-minute consultation with no obligation.
Why Choose Us?
Randle & Taylor’s expertise and experience allows us to offer you the following:
Divorce Property Settlement FAQs
If mediation and negotiation are unsuccessful in reaching an agreement, you can initiate court proceedings to force a property settlement. The first step is filing an Initiating Application and a Financial Statement with the court. You can request that the court forces the sale of a property, or seek a sole occupancy order.
Financial settlements after separation take around one to three months if settled out of court, depending on the individual case, the terms of the settlement and how quickly each party is willing to settle. If all the parties agree, it can take less than two weeks; if one partner is unwilling to settle it will take longer. When a matter goes to family court, it can take two to three years for property settlement after separation.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no 50-50 asset split rule in Australia. It’s much more complicated than that, as multiple factors need to be considered. These include the value of the assets, when the assets were acquired, the contribution of both parties and the future needs of each partner.
After a separation, your de facto partner is not automatically entitled to half your house. There are multiple factors to consider to determine who gets what after a de facto separation or divorce. Whether or not you lived there together, whether your partner made contributions to the mortgage or upkeep, length of relationship and various other factors will determine how much, if any, of your house your partner is entitled to.
In Australia, it is possible to negotiate property settlements without court intervention, if both parties are willing to work together.
- Understand your legal rights and responsibilities
- Value the common property pool
- Calculate both parties’ contributions
- Assess both parties’ future needs
- Consider fairness and practicality (hire a mediator if you need)
- Hire a lawyer to draft an agreement
- Keep communication open.
It depends on whether the divorce is a sole application or a joint application. In a sole application, one party initiates the divorce proceedings and will need legal guidance. The sole applicant must pay a fee to legal professionals and additional filing fees.
In this case, the partner who is being served will not pay any fees unless they wish to oppose the application for divorce.
A joint application, in which both partners prepare the application and file for divorce together, will split the fees.
Our fees are competitive with other firms in South Australia
Property Settlement Lawyer Adelaide
Contact us today for a no obligation initial 15 minute consultation with one of our expert property settlement lawyers.