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One of the most important issues to deal with when a couple separates is the division of their joint property and assets.

These assets may include a house, investment property, family business, cars, superannuation funds and even furniture, antiques or jewellery.

Regardless of how ‘amicable’ you may think the separation is, a formalised division of assets in the way of a property settlement will reduce the likelihood of any ambiguity or potential disputes over your assets in the future. A property settlement is a legally binding agreement that can be enforced through a Court, if necessary, and clearly sets out the terms in which your assets will be divided.

One of the many benefits of a property settlement is there is no Stamp Duty payable on the transfer of assets including your family home pursuant to a property settlement and Orders made by the Family Court.

At Selvaggio Family Lawyers we have experienced lawyers who can negotiate a property settlement on your behalf. This is particularly important when there are a complex range of assets, tax issues, commercial assets, large amounts of superannuation, or when a family business is included in the asset pool. We have significant experience managing separations that involve family businesses and complex financial structures and we can quickly identify the most appropriate way forward.

Selvaggio Lawyers were invaluable in helping me through a difficult time, after unfairly being restricted from seeing my children. I didn’t know where to start. I was dealing with lots of issues at that time and overwhelming emotions. They walked me through the process and made it easy. They answered my questions, no matter how trivial, and took time out of their day to attend to my enquiries.


We have been involved with Selvaggio Lawyers for approximately ten years, almost on a daily basis, due to the high volume of conveyancing work they carry out on our behalf. Selvaggio Lawyers' service has been second to none, with all work carried out in an highly efficient and prompt manner and our dealings with all staff have shown them to be professional and willing to 'go the extra mile' as our legal representatives.

Presida Constructions

Selvaggio Lawyers were kind and caring through a very difficult time. They provided honest and upfront advice, without the drama.


I have worked with Gillian Leahy of Selvaggio Lawyers since January 2014 on the purchase, sale and assignment of more than 15 properties. The transactions have included several complex Option Deeds and Deeds of Assignment. Gillian’s dedication, professionalism and rapid turnaround of documents have many times made the difference between winning and losing a deal. I recommend Selvaggio Lawyers highly for any property-related matters.

Brian DruryManaging Director, Westclaire Property Group