Posted on Aug 14, 2019

Australia Family Lawyer

Australasian family law cases concerning a party's initial contributions,or separate property, brought into the relationship appear far from clear when settlement is litigated in court.

The value of each party's initial contributions or "separate property" brought in to the relationship can be diluted by the length of the relationship or the "intangible" or non financial contributions of the other party (for example household duties, parenting, renovation/improvements).

In Australia as in New Zealand which was recently illustrated by a bitter family property dispute decided in New Zealand's highest court.It was considered a landmark judgment that may have opened the way for wives to take a share of their husbands' property - even though the husband owned it before the marriage.
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