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Thank you for your question. To Introduce myself I am a sydney based Solicitor and will do my best to provide you with relevant information to assist you.
What you need, is a Binding Financial Agreement.
In Order for this to be done you will both need your own solicitors and you will both have to declare all your in come assets and liabilities in the document.
The solicitor will provide each of you with independent legal advice and sign the certificate and then you have a document that complies with the Family Law Act and if anything happens and you split what the agreement says is enforceable.
the following link provides detailed information about the agreements for your attention.
When you say it is waiting on final judgement, are you telling me that they have not yet had a hearing, or have they had the hearing and weighing on the judge to make the decision?
Your money is independent and they cannot touch it.
in relation to the costs for the binding financial agreement if you go to an independent solicitor you will each be looking at around $5500 for the solicitor that prepares the document and approximately $2000-$3000 for the solicitor that gives the advice to the other party.
Their money splitting case has had the hearing and waiting on the judge to make the decision, will this affect his financial situation and the binding financial agreement we might do in near future?
For the cost, if we both go to one independent solicitor, one of us (say myself) should pay around $5500, and the other one (my boyfriend) pays approximately $2000-$3000, is that correct?
Two more questions:
(1) Can you be an independent solicitor, so both of us can go through you, my boyfriend doesn't want to find another solicitor.
(2) Is that ok to setup joint account with him now? He mentioned he needs to report to Centrelink that he has partner now, do I have to report to Centrelink? Am I financially respond to his son? Can I specify in future the rental income from my Sydney property only belong to me?
Thanks for your answer.
He said he has been waiting for more than 1 year and the judge still didn't make the decision, how can we find out what is happening?
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Thanks for responding on Friday night!
last question: do I have to be involved with CentreLink report for his responsibility to his son? (I don't have kid)
Yes, once we signed agreement, are we kind of de facto? Do I have to be involved to his child support (his son is 10 years old)?
Does it mean if we lived together for less 2 years and seperat, he is not able to claim my property and money even we don't have the agreement?
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