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NSW Property Settlement After Separation - What am I Entitled to?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Cassie Jordan, 1 November 2015.

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  1. Cassie Jordan

    Cassie Jordan Member

    1 November 2015
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    I've been separated from my husband for 5 years ... during this time we've tried on several occasions to work things out, and it never happened. He is now saying I am not entitled to a part of his superannuation for the period we were separated.

    I've only been able to do part time work as I've been raising our 2 daughters, they are aged 10yrs and 12yrs. He has also started mediation to have custody of children 50% of the time.

    I'm totally lost I have no idea where I stand, what I'm entitled in property settlement to or where do I go for advice?
  2. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

    2 October 2015
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    Firstly, attend all mediation sessions. If you do not go to them he can apply for a certificate to go to the family law court.

    If you attend them you do not have to agree to everything your ex husband is asking. All they ask is that you make a genuine attempt to mediate. This includes going to a course where you are guided to put your children's best interests first before yours when it comes to making a decision.

    If you and your ex husband cannot agree on an arrangement you will both me given a certificate to make an application to the family court to put in place a parenting order.

    I suggest you contact a family lawyer in regards to the superannuation/property situation as there is certain time limits to put in place property settlements. See Get Connected with the Right Lawyer for You
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    I have found some articles that will be of some help to you:

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