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Financial Agreements

Do you need expert financial agreement lawyers on your side? Do you need the best in town? Want to get the best outcome? Our financial agreement lawyers provide practical advice and guidance on financial agreements. Book a 30 minute consultation with Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ expert financial agreement lawyers for $99.

In both marriages and de facto relationships, couples can make binding financial agreements, whether before, during or after the relationship or marriage. Most people have heard of a prenuptial agreement, which is perhaps the best known type of financial agreement.

Please note, we can only assist with financial agreement after separation. We are unable to assist with financial agreements before or during relationships.

Financial Agreements Team

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Accredited Specialist

1800 999 529

tryan@qslaw.com.au

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Taryn Hokin

Taryn Hokin

Senior Associate

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Kathleen Dare

Kathleen Dare

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These agreements can cover a variety of matters:

  • what is to happen if a separation occurs,
  • what is to happen on a day to day basis, and
  • what is to happen on the death of a partner.

If the proper formalities are complied with, such agreements will in almost all cases stop a court becoming involved and making property orders. Obviously the benefit of a binding agreement is that if a relationship does not work out, there is no room for an argument about who gets what – that has already been agreed.

Financial agreements are very desirable where there is a big discrepancy in the financial positions of the couple, and are often used when a young couple is receiving substantial help from one of their parents. They are also important in second relationships, where both parties may have children of their own whom they want to protect financially.

One of the trends in recent years has been the mature age repartnering. Here a couple may have children and grandchildren, and substantial assets. In these cases, careful planning will usually require not just a financial agreement, but wills and powers of attorney as well.

No one starts a marriage or de facto relationship believing that it will fail, but the sad fact is that over a third will fail. Having a binding agreement is not necessarily a sign of pessimism, but rather an acceptance of a possibility. For many though, broaching the subject is very difficult, and in our experience sooner rather than later is important – presenting an agreement on the steps of the church is not recommended!

Initial Consultation

Attending a 30 minute initial consultation, at any of our local offices or by telephone, is the essential first step.

The initial consultation provides you with an opportunity to meet your dedicated lawyer, discuss issues, identify your options, map solutions and provide an estimate of costs. Our initial consultations also provide the perfect opportunity to have a no obligation, confidential discussion about your family law matter.

In addition, the time spent provides you with an opportunity to assess whether our family lawyer is the right one for you during this important and often stressful transition in your life.

Payment Options/Deferred Fees

We understand that the urgent, and often unavoidable, nature of family law matters may leave you financially blindsided.

If eligible, we may be able to represent you on a “deferred fee basis”. This arrangement means your legal fees can be paid at predetermined intervals for example, following the sale of a property or at the conclusion of your matter. Our expert lawyers will keep you up-to-date with costs, allowing you to stay in control of spend.

To determine your eligibility, call us on 1800 999 529 or submit an enquiry below. This aspect can also be discussed during an initial consultation.

Please note, we do not offer “no win, no fee” arrangements for family law matters.

Legal Aid

Quinn & Scattini Lawyers do not provide Legal Aid for family law matters. If you require detailed information on the Legal Aid process, eligibility requirements or would like to make an application for a family solicitor, visit Legal Aid Queensland’s website or access the Factsheet ‘Can I get Legal Aid’.

How We Can Help

The Family Law Team at Quinn & Scattini Lawyers is experienced with financial agreements. We can discuss an agreement with you, prepare one for you or advise you about one you have been asked to sign. It is our job to make sure an agreement gives you the protection or the entitlements that you want.

With over 40 years’ experience, our Family Law Team are experts in the family law field. The team also boasts an Accredited Family Law Specialist.

Contact Us

Get the best representation. Book an initial consultation. Contact Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ experienced financial agreement lawyers on 1800 999 529, email mail@qslaw.com.au or submit an enquiry below.