Starting a relationship

Starting a new relationship at any point in your life is exciting and emotionally charged. But you may also find yourself somewhat nervous about protecting the assets you bring to the relationship.

The family law solicitors at Kelly Legal can assist with preparing financial agreements, such as pre-nuptial agreements, to ensure both you and your partner understand what happens to your assets and finances should your relationship end.

Married and de facto couples can make financial agreements before, during or after their relationship ends.

Financial agreements can be particularly important for second marriages as it is likely one or both parties bring significant assets into the relationship that may need to be protected in the event of separation or divorce.

You may also consider a more thorough financial plan, such as an estate plan, that includes the creation of a will and plans for your superannuation should they be needed.

Safeguarding yourself and your partner is vitally important, so contact the Kelly Legal Family Law team today on 4911 0500 about getting the legal advice you need to protect everyone’s interests.

Pre-nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements are financial agreements typically created by a couple before they are legally married, seeking to set out how assets should be dealt with in the event they my subsequently separate.

De facto couples can also make financial agreements and they play a vital role in the division of assets and property if a relationship ends.

A pre-nuptial agreement is particularly important if one party has significant assets they bring to the relationship and want to protect.

This can commonly be the case with second marriages, especially where children from previous relationships are involved, so it is important to establish thorough and appropriate financial agreements. It is important to know that your Will may be revoked or cancelled if you marry again so legal advice is vital.

The experienced team of family law specialists at Kelly Legal will carefully guide you through the development of your pre-nuptials considering things like:

  • Independent Legal Advice. Both partners need to be represented by their own legal counsel who must certify that independent legal advice has been provided before the agreement is signed by the party to the agreement.
  • Complies with the Family Law Act. Your pre-nuptial agreement may be dismissed if not drawn in accordance with the legislation so make sure it is legally binding by getting proper legal advice.

All couples should consider a pre-nuptial or financial agreement so contact Richard Callaghan and his team on 4911 0500 today.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the careful and thorough preparation for the distribution of your property, assets and wealth to your loved ones when the time comes.

Contact us to discuss an estate plan that sees the straightforward transition of your property, property that you have worked so hard to accumulate.

Our Estate Planning Services include:

  • Creating or updating a Will
  • Asset Protection
  • Superannuation
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney and health directives
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Joint ownership of property

Whatever stage of life you are in an Estate Plan is essential. Contact us to ensure your property and loved ones are protected and safeguarded when it matters most. Call 4911 0500 today.

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