Family Law Basics – Property Settlement

AN OVERVIEW OF THE LAW RELATING TO PROPERTY SETTLEMENT

Orders relating to property settlement are made pursuant to Section 79 of the Family Law Act. Practitioners should read this Section and be fully aware of the specific provisions in Section 79(1) and Section 79(4). Section 79(4) sets out the matters that the Court should take into account in making an Order for property settlement. Practitioners should also be aware of Section 79(2) which requires that the Order that the Court makes must be just and equitable.

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