Property Settlements

Navigate The Property Settlement Process With Confidence

A separation or divorce can be an emotional and stressful time. If your relationship has broken down, you’ll need to decide how to divide your assets, including property that may have been acquired before or during your relationship.

If emotions are running high, you and your ex-partner might not be in the right mental state to make the kinds of decisions that will affect your futures and those of your children. This is especially true if your property and other assets hold significant sentimental value.

Nolan Lawyers can help you negotiate a fair property settlement. We have worked with thousands of couples to divide their assets, no matter how complex. We can help you understand what an equitable division looks like and what assets you may be entitled to.

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Why Choose Nolan Lawyers To Handle Your Property Settlement?

The process of dividing assets when a relationship breaks down can be highly emotional and if handled poorly can have a significant negative impact on your life.

Selecting a family lawyer who will handle your case with empathy and professionalism is critical to ensure a positive outcome. We actively encourage you to meet with other Sydney family law firms, so that you can see for yourself that Nolan Lawyers is unlike any other in terms of the level of service we provide.

Just some of the reasons why we’re a great choice to manage your Property Settlement include:

Focus On The Best Outcome

We focus on securing the best outcome possible for both parties through professional legal representation and will always try to avoid going to court.

Frequent & Consistent Communication

We’re always available to answer any questions and we provide frequent, consistent communication on your case’s progress.

Pragmatic Advice & Straight Answers

Our team offers pragmatic advice and straightforward answers, so you know exactly where you stand and what your options are.

A Customised Strategy

Since no two divorce cases are the same, you’ll get a detailed, customised plan based on your specific situation, so that you know what to expect throughout the process.


You will have focused attention from a compassionate team that genuinely cares about you and your wellbeing.

Professional Representation

We provide professional representation that is focused on securing the best outcome possible.

What To Consider When Choosing A Family Lawyer To Handle Your Property Settlement


It’s important that you find a family lawyer who has experience handling property settlements with compassion and empathy. We will take the time to understand your unique situation so that we can provide you with guidance and support throughout the entire process.

Negotiation Skills

If you can’t reach a mutual agreement with your ex-partner, you will want a skilled negotiator who can advise you on your rights and explain how the law applies to your case. We have successfully negotiated hundreds of property settlement cases and are experts at conflict resolution.

Litigation Experience

If you are unable to reach an agreement, the matter will head to court. This can be an expensive, time-consuming, and highly stressful. At Nolan Lawyers, we avoid court as far as possible, but we will guide you through the process with empathy and compassion if there is no other choice.

Property Settlement Experience

We’ve helped hundreds of people successfully negotiate amicable property settlements, that are fair for both parties. Nolan Lawyers can help you expertly negotiate your property settlement and submit it to the Family Court of Australia on your behalf.

What To Expect From The Property Settlement Process

When couples separate, they need to divide the property they have acquired during their relationship. Property can include real estate, monies in bank accounts, shares and investments, companies and trusts, motor vehicles, furniture and effects, and superannuation. 

There are a few things to keep in mind.

  • A property settlement can include property that was acquired before the marriage and after the separation.
  • You can resolve your settlement without going to court.
  • We can assist you with other financial aspects of your property settlement including spouse maintenance and child support.
  • If you and your ex-partner agree on a property settlement, you can get consent orders drawn up and have the court approve them. 
  • If you and your ex-partner can’t reach an agreement, you can go to the Family Court seeking orders as to how you want your assets divided.

The Family Court takes a four-step approach when determining the division of your marital property:

  • Determining the net asset pool, i.e. the value of your assets less the value of your liabilities;
  • Assessing the contributions, both financial and non-financial, that each of you made during the relationship;
  • Evaluating your future needs including whether there is an income earning disparity or whether one party has the primary care of any children; and
  • Ensuring that the overall result is just and equitable.

If you are a de facto couple, you have two years from the date of separation to make a property settlement. You will need to provide proof of your relationship status. 

If you are married, you have 12 months from the date the divorce is finalised to make a property settlement.

We will work with you on formalising your property settlement matter as quickly and painlessly as possible so that you can move forward with the next chapter of your life.

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Free 30-Minute Property Settlement Consultation

We want to help you through this uncertain time. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation where we provide you with expert advice relating to your specific situation. After attending the session you will walk away with:

  • Answers to all of your questions about the property settlement process, specific to your situation
  • A clear plan around timelines, processes, and costs
  • The confidence and knowledge that you are ready to tackle what can be a difficult and emotional time

We genuinely want you to feel safe and supported throughout the process and can’t wait to hear from you.