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Property Division – Marriage & De Facto Relationships

What is this about?

Mathews Family Law provides advice and representation in relation to all property-related family law matters.

Getting realistic, quality advice early and knowing where you stand can minimise stress as well as costs.

Property division encompasses the division of assets, liabilities and superannuation and other financial resources, treatment of high net income and high value asset separation, as well as prenuptial agreements.

How We Can Help

Whether in a marriage or a de facto relationship, the first steps in property division family law are understanding your entitlements – a process our skilled lawyers will guide you through.

Reaching a mutually acceptable property settlement can seem daunting, but we take the time to understand your specific situation and concerns and will deliver the best possible outcome, even in the most complex of cases.

First Steps

If you are seeking early advice about your options or looking to begin a particular process, book a free initial consultation by calling us or filling in our online form.

We’re happy to arrange whichever time and means (in person, telephone, or online) suits you best for this consultation.

If you are seeking early advice about your options or looking to begin a particular process, book a free initial consultation by calling us or filling in our online form.

We’re happy to arrange whichever time and means (in person, telephone, or online) suits you best for this consultation.

Mathews Family Law Services

Mathews Family Law Services

Property and Financial Settlement  

Division of Assets and Liabilities

  • Real Estate
  • Savings
  • Investments
  • Employee entitlements
  • Credit Cards
  • Division 7A Dividends
  • Secured and unsecured loans
  • Personal property (vehicles, artwork, electronics, jewelry)
  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency
  • Closely held businesses, Professional practices, Intergenerational family businesses

Superannuation

  • Industry funds
  • Corporate funds
  • Public Sector Funds
  • Retail Funds
  • Self Managed Super Fund
  • Complex property settlements
  • Superannuation flagging orders
  • Superannuation splitting order

High Net Income and High Asset Divorce

  • Asset protection /
    injunctions
  • Uncovering hidden assets and income
  • Overseas assets
  • Wastage of assets
  • Taxation (and other) implications
  • Asset valuation
  • Enforcing or challenging your pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement
  • Ownership and control of privately owned businesses companies and trusts
  • Ownership and distribution of  high value assets
  • Superannuation flagging and  splitting order

Prenuptials Agreements – Marriage and De Facto Relationships

  • Asset protection
  • Separate assets
  • Inheritances and gifts
  • Terminating spousal
    maintenance rights
  • Determining how your assets will be divided in the event of relationship breakdown
  • Enforcing or challenging your
    pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement

Slide What is this about? If you are seeking early advice about your options or looking to begin a particular process, book a free initial consultation by calling us or filling in our online form.

We’re happy to arrange whichever time and means (in person, telephone, or online) suits you best for this consultation.
First Steps Mathews Family Law provides advice and representation in relation to all property related Family Law matters.

Getting realistc, quality advice early and knowing where you stand can minimises family stress as well as costs.

Property division encompasses the division of assets, liabilities and superannuation and other financial resources, treatment of high net income and high value asset separation, as well as prenuptial agreements.
How We Can Help  Whether in a marriage or a de facto relationship, the first steps in property division is understanding your entitlements – a process our skilled lawyers will guide you through.

Reaching a mutually acceptable property settlement can seem daunting, but we
take the time to understand your specific situation and concerns and will deliver
the best possible outcome, even in the most complex of cases.
Mathews
Family Law
Services
Superanuation Division of Assets and Liabilities
  • Real Estate
  • Savings
  • Investments
  • Employee entitlements
  • Credit Cards
  • Division 7Aaividends
  • Closely held businesses, Professional practices, Intergenerational family businesses
  • Personal property (vehicles, artwork, electronics, jewellery)
  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency
  • Secured and unsecured loans
  • Industry funds
  • Corporate funds
  • Public Sector Funds
  • Retail Funds
Property and Financial Settlement
  • Self Managed Super Fund
  • PComplex property settlements
  • Superannuation flagging orders
  • Superannuation splitting order
High Net Income and High Asset Divorce
  • Asset protection / injunctionsCorporate funds
  • Uncovering hidden assets and income
  • Overseas assets
  • Wastage of assets
  • Taxation (and other) implications
  • Enforcing or challenging your pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement
  • Ownership and control of privately owned businesses companies & trusts
  • Ownership and distribution of high value assets
  • Superannuation splitting order
  • Asset valuation
Prenuptials Agreements – Marriage and De Facto Relationships
  • Asset protection
  • Seperate assets
  • Inheritances and gifts
  • Terminating spousal maintenance rights
  • Determining how your assets will be divided in the event of relationship breakdown
  • Enforcing or challenging your pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement

Slide What is this about? If you are seeking early advice about your options or looking to begin a particular process, book a free initial consultation by calling us or filling in our online form.
We’re happy to arrange whichever time and means (in person, telephone, or online) suits you best for this consultation.
First Steps Parenting law covers a diverse and often sensitive range of topics, including; parental responsibility, child’s best interests, same sex parenting, parenting plans, relocation and international parenting issues.
With over 60 years’ combined experience, we understand the importance of giving you options to achieve your parenting goals in a timely manner, while putting your children's best interests first.
How We Can Help  Whatever your family circumstances, Mathews Family Law advise and prepare you in all areas of parent and child-related family law issues. We’ll help you reach agreement about parenting arrangements and formalise these with a parenting plan or consent court orders (a written agreement approved by a court).
Alternatively, we can guide you through Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) to negotiate an agreed outcome, without having to go to court. In the event agreements cannot be reached, our experienced litigators will advocate for you and your children in court. Our Parenting Coordination service provides ongoing support with the implementation of complex court orders.
  • Industry funds
  • Corporate funds
  • Public Sector Funds•
  • Retail Funds
Mathews
Family Law
Services
Mathews Family Law provides advice
and representation in relation to all
property-related family law matters.
Property division encompasses the
division of assets, liabilities and
superannuation and other financial
resources, treatment of high net income and high value asset
separation, as well as prenuptial
agreements.
Whether in a marriage or a de facto relationship, the first steps in property
division is understanding your entitlements – a process our skilled lawyers will guide you through.
If you are seeking early advice about your options or looking to begin a particular process, book a free initial consultation by calling us or filling in our online form. Division of Assets and Liabilities Reaching a mutually acceptable property settlement can seem daunting, but we take the time to understand your specific situation and concerns and will deliver the best possible outcome, even in the most complex of cases. We’re happy to arrange whichever time and means (in person, telephone, or online) suits you best for this consultation. Getting realistic, quality advice early
and knowing where you stand can
minimise stress as well as costs.
Property and Financial Settlement
  • Closely held businesses,
    Professional practices,
    Intergenerational family businesses
  • Personal property (vehicles, artwork, electronics, jewellery)
  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency
  • Secured and unsecured loans
  • Real Estate
  • Savings
  • Investments
  • Employee entitlements
  • Credit Cards
  • Division 7Aaividends
  • Self Managed Super Fund
  • Complex property settlements
  • Superannuation flagging orders
  • Superannuation splitting order
Superannuation High Net Income and High Asset Divorce
  • Asset protection /
    injunctions
  • Uncovering hidden
    assets and income
  • Overseas assets
  • Wastage of assets
  • Taxation (and other)
    implications
  • Asset valuation
  • Enforcing or challenging your pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement
  • Ownership and control of privately owned businesses companies and trusts
  • Ownership and distribution of high value assets
  • Superannuation flagging and
    splitting order
Prenuptials Agreements - Marriage and De Facto Relationships
  • Asset protection
  • Seperate assets
  • Inheritances and gifts
  • Terminating spousal
    maintenance rights
  • Determining how your assets will be divided in the event of relationship breakdown
  • Enforcing or challenging your
    pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement

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For a simple fast and cost effective divorce with minimal fuss we offer a fixed fee standard online divorce application. The fee includes an application for divorce, court filing fees and disbursements.

Unbundling breaks up the family lawyer’s role into a number of agreed limited legal services. This empowers the client to select only those legal services that they require and can limit the lawyer’s involvement to a single issue, court or mediation process including:

  • Advice only
  • Research only
  • Drafting letters or court documents
  • Reviewing client prepared letters and court documents
  • Negotiation coaching in preparation for mediation or settlement meeting
  • Negotiating on behalf of the client
  • Attendance at mediation or court appearance on behalf of the client
  • Drafting settlement agreements
  • Providing independent legal advice for financial agreements
  • This is supported by a written ‘unbundled limited scope engagement /
    ­agreement’ (costs agreement) and fixed fees by agreement.
Family law advice is expensive. To assist you, Mathews Family Law offers a free initial telephone consultation:
Fixed Fee Services
Intervention Order1,950 + GST
Online Application for Divorce895 + GST
(+disbursements)
Family Dispute Resolution and Property Mediation 
Intake Meeting (per hour)385 + GST
Joint Session  (up to 3 hours)1,650 + GST
Unbundled Legal and Mediation Service (per hour)385 + GST

Your initial conference with us is important. It warrants the attention of an accredited family law specialist who will apply their knowledge of the law to the special circumstances of your matter. For this reason we do not offer a ‘free half hour’ service

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Vanessa Mathews
Managing Director FDRP and Mediator
BCOMM BSW LLB

Accredited Family Law Specialist, FDRP,
Mediator and Parenting Coordinator

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists, and has the rare combination of social work qualifications and experience, combined with nearly 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and mediator; it makes her approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive.

She is a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and parenting coordinator with a commerce degree – adding a financially astute aspect to her practice.

Vanessa has extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and works in partnership with her clients,
who regularly describe her as empathetic

Vanessa is an active member of the family law profession and
a member of the:

  •  Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  •  Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  •  Resolution Institute
  •  Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • National Mediation Accreditation System
  •  Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  •  Relationships Australia / Federal Circuit Court ‘Access Resolve’ Mediation Service
  • Relationships Australia ‘Property Mediation’ Service

Vanessa and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists
are regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Victorian Family
Lawyer’, ‘Recommended Family Law Mediator’ and a
‘Leading Victorian Family Law Firm’ by Doyle’s Guide to
the Australian Legal Profession.

Get Started With Vanessa

Book A Free Consult

Vanessa Mathews
Managing Director FDRP and Mediator
BCOMM BSW LLB

Accredited Family Law Specialist, FDRP,
Mediator and Parenting Coordinator

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists, and has the rare combination of social work qualifications and experience, combined with nearly 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and mediator; it makes her approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive.

She is a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and parenting coordinator with a commerce degree – adding a financially astute aspect to her practice.

Vanessa has extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and works in partnership with her clients,
who regularly describe her as empathetic

Vanessa is an active member of the family law profession and
a member of the:

  •  Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  •  Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  •  Resolution Institute
  •  Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • National Mediation Accreditation System
  •  Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  •  Relationships Australia / Federal Circuit Court ‘Access Resolve’ Mediation Service
  • Relationships Australia ‘Property Mediation’ Service

Vanessa and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists
are regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Victorian Family
Lawyer’, ‘Recommended Family Law Mediator’ and a
‘Leading Victorian Family Law Firm’ by Doyle’s Guide to
the Australian Legal Profession.

Get Started With Vanessa

Book A Free Consult