We Strive To Help You Create Your Fair Property Settlements

When a relationship ends, working out how best to divide assets owned jointly can be a painful business. The experienced, compassionate legal team from Anumis Legal can help. We assist our clients with all aspects of property settlement.

Parties to a separation have the option to divide their assets by way of a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) or Consent Orders. The latter can be agreed between the parties without recourse to legal assistance and is the approved and enforceable, if need be, by the courts.

A BFA is a legally binding contract drawn up between the two parties. Both parties must have legal advice on the terms of the BFA for it to be binding.


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How We Can Help With Your Property Settlement

We can provide the legal support you need to successfully achieve a property settlement, regardless of the scale of the assets involved. Our aim is always to achieve a fair, fast outcome.

Legal counsel on the options open to you

Discussion of the pros and cons of consent orders or BFA

Assistance in negotiating a suitable property division

Completion of the relevant paperwork for consent orders or BFA

Assistance with access and residency arrangements if they are to form part of consent orders

Spousal maintenance

Superannuation splitting

Representation in court

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When tough decisions need robust legal backing, Anumis Legal steps up to the challenge. We combine assertive legal strategies with compassionate client care, ensuring you feel supported while aggressively pursuing your interests in any forum, from negotiation tables to courtrooms


How Is Your Share of your Assets Determined?

Deciding who gets what is usually determined using a standard formula. This is based on the following four steps:

  1. Identifying everything that’s in the joint asset pool. This will include not only property, land and financial assets (savings or investments), but also vehicles, heirlooms, artworks or other items of value. Liabilities such as joint loans or a mortgage also need to be deducted from the value of the joint pot.
  2. Deciding how the pool should be divided by considering what each party has contributed.
  3. Adjusting the division to take account of future earning potential and financial needs.
  4. Determining whether the proposed division of resources is reasonable and fair.

What Happens If You Agree On Your Property Settlement?

If the two parties involved can agree on a property settlement, the next step is for the settlement to be incorporated into the correct official wording for consent orders or BFA.

In the case of consent orders, the order will be agreed upon by the court. It is then legally binding. For a BFA, both parties will need to sign the contract, which will then be legally binding. Once the settlement has legal status, it is difficult to challenge it.

What Happens If You Can’t Agree On Your Property Settlement?

If an agreement can’t be reached through negotiation, it may be possible to progress using Family Mediation. Mediation is carried out by a trained professional and can sometimes result in an agreement, even if both parties have disparate views.

If mediation or a conciliation conference is not successful or cannot be undertaken then your property settlement will be decided by a judge, after they have heard submission from both parties. A settlement that has to go to court is likely to require greater legal input and therefore cost more, which is why settlement out of court is more preferable in many cases.


What Assets Are Considered In Property Settlements?

We can provide the legal support you need to successfully achieve a property settlement, regardless of the scale of the assets involved. Our aim is always to achieve a fair, fast outcome.

Joint property

Pension funds

Additional property (such as a holiday home)

Investments and savings




Furniture, artworks, collectibles

For Your Complimentary Chat

Book an appointment so that we can advise you on your options regarding your Family Law needs, call Dr John or Nadine Love on 07 5455 6347 to book your complimentary chat, now.


Should You Opt For Consent Orders Or a Binding Financial Agreement?

Both forms of property settlement have their unique advantages and disadvantages. Consent orders tend to take longer than a BFA, as court consent is needed for consent orders to be used, as well as approval given for the consent orders once they have been completed. Consent orders will only be approved if they are “just and equitable”.

BFAs are only legally binding if both parties have had legal assistance and commentary on the proposed property settlement. If it’s subsequently discovered that one party hasn’t had appropriate legal counsel, the BFA may be unenforceable. They do tend to be quicker to finalise than consent orders, as there’s no need to wait for a court date.

If you’d like to learn more about these two options, check out our Binding Financial Agreement and Consent Orders pages.

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What Our Clients Say

Toni Collett
Toni Collett
3 months ago
Can not recommend more Highly for the Anumis Legal Services in Tewantin. Very professional people who are also down to earth. They take the time to explain (in English for the non law people) give honest advice and feedback and actioned all that needed to be done in amazing time. Thank you so much Nadine & John - you guys are amazing. I will also be verbally on recommending your firm to anyone who asks. Kindest Regards Toni C
Jason Mills
Jason Mills
3 months ago
Dr John and the whole team at Anumis legal are extremely professional but at the same time very approachable. This is the 2nd time we have used them for a commercial lease and the process has been straight forward and easy. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Bonus points for the cute dog too!
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tanya doyle
4 months ago
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D Lynn
4 months ago
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Cheryl M
3 months ago
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Meet Our Legal Team


Dr John Cronin

Dr John Cronin holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management, a PHD in socially responsible investment, and is pursuing a further PHD in superannuation law. In his earlier engineering career, he led numerous large-scale equipment design and infrastructure development projects. A former financial and investment advisor, Dr John has a wealth of experience across banking, finance, and investment.


Nadine Love

Nadine Love specialises in Family Law from the perspective that legal processes can and must promote wellbeing. Therapeutic Jurisprudence informs her compassionate, practical, respectful provision of legal services. In her pre-law career, Nadine devoted decades to working with groups and individuals as a therapist, mentor, trainer, and author to assist her clients to find clarity, confidence, and voice. Nadine holds a Master of Arts in Dramatherapy. In 2020, Nadine was awarded the NSW Bar Association Prize for Civil Litigation and Evidence.

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