Soon-to-be Ex Has Undisclosed Property - How to Find It?

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4 December 2014
Hi, I believe my soon-to-be ex-Mrs has property in her name or in joint names with a sister or parent that she is not disclosing so far. What is the best way to uncover the ownership of land or property without knowing the location of the said properties under property law?

Tracy B

Well-Known Member
24 December 2014
Hi Chappie,

During property division, every party has an obligation to fully and frankly disclose their financial position. This includes any personal assets or shared assets the other partner may not know about. This should be done before negotiations. If one party withholds information and this is later discovered, any property agreement made between the parties during this time may be void. If you and your ex cannot agree on a property settlement, you can refer the issue to court. If there is a court hearing, then each party is under a duty to the court to fully and frankly disclose their financial positions. If they withhold information, this may be taken as an offence against court, which is an extremely serious offence.

To understand more about property division in Australia, you can read: Property Settlement After Separation: Agree Now, Don't Pay Later - Blogs -