Hello, This is regarding a property settlement order that took place in July 2012. An order was put in place to transfer ownership of shares to the other party. The share transfer order was completed and signed and delivered to the other party in February 2013 due to a number of complications arising from moving residence and proof of ownership and so on. The other party did not then move to submit the share transfer until March 2015. During this period, dividends on the shares were paid into my account totalling $420 between the settlement date and the final transfer of share ownership. 45% income tax was also paid on this amount during this period. I have the following questions: 1) Who is the rightful owner of the dividends in the event that the period of the dividends payout is caused by the inaction of the other party? 2) Assuming that the answer to 1) is the other party, is the amount required to be paid to the other party the full $420, or is it $420 minus the 45% income tax (ie. $231 being the after-tax amount). 3) The other party is also attempting to claim ownership over any dividends paid between separation (Dec 2010) to the Settlement date (July 2012). Does the other party have any legal claim to these dividend payments? Additional information that may assist. The court order for the transfer made no specific reference to any dividends on the shares, either prior or post settlement date.