Binding Financial Agreement
Swanwick Murray Roche – Rockhampton & CQ Family Lawyers and Solicitors
What is a binding financial agreement?
A binding financial agreement is an agreement that married and de facto couples can enter into to deal with how couples can divide their property and superannuation in the event of a separation or after separation has occurred. A private financial agreement does not need the review of the Court.
Financial agreements can be entered into:
- Before marriage (also known as pre-nuptial agreements);
- Before living together;
- During marriage or during the de facto relationship;
- After separation; or
- After divorce.
Financial Agreements are very technical documents and can only be completed with solicitor involvement. Our family law solicitors are able to assist you with preparing a binding financial agreement. A binding financial agreement prevents a party who has signed the binding financial agreement from bringing an application to the Court in relation to spouse maintenance.
Why are we different?
Our experienced lawyers know that you need:
- someone who understands the emotions and attitudes of the people involved in your situation;
- your concerns; especially around financial security, child custody, personal safety and so on;
- someone who will provide upfront information about pricing and legal costs (and keep you updated as the matter progresses);
- a lawyer who will provide practical, results-focused advice.
Our family lawyers know that family law clients are usually experiencing one of the most emotional times of their life – a fear of the unknown, concern over financial security, worry for future care of children, anxiety around personal safety and so on. Added to this, most people don’t know what their legal options are – especially when well-meaning friends or family offer advice that may or may not be correct. Our family lawyers see your whole matter and not just the court documents that need to be drafted.
Our lawyers cut through these issues and provide you with legal advice and a strategy based on decades of legal experience to give you the confidence to move forward with your life.
At your first appointment:
- you meet with an experienced lawyer;
- you are advised in frank terms about legal costs and estimates to the end of your matter;
- our lawyer listens to you and understands your matter;
- our lawyer gives you some basic advice about how we start and handle your matter going forward.
Our family lawyers
Our team is well trained and regularly participate in specialist seminars, reading industry updates, court decisions & legislative amendments. Our team stays in contact with industry professionals (such as forensic accountants, investigators, valuers, real estate agents and so on) to ensure we have good working relationships with the right people when you need it.
Click on our staff profiles to learn more about each of our experienced family law team members:
- Terry Tummon – Principal Partner & Solicitor
- Katina Perren – Solicitor & Independent Children’s Lawyer
- Debbie Sloan – Family Paralegal
- Josie Finlayson – Family Paralegal
- Chloe Cookson – Junior Support Officer
To talk about your matter – reach out to us via any means to start a conversation. All of our contact information is listed here on our Contact Page.