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I'm facing a divorce and have few question to ask, No assets
I'm trying to do my divorce with minimal lawyer involvement as I (the divorce initiator) have no money. We don't have children or materially high-value assets. We just rent a house together (just moved back together trying to fix things) and now I'm willing to move out but my husband wants me to keep paying rent even after I moved out on the amount that I did not agree. He wants me to pay 50% for my room which only half size his room (the unit has only 2 bedrooms) or ask me to find a replacement which he has to agree, to rent the place for the same price which I don't think I can find. What is the best possibility to get out from this situation?, can he forced me to pay half of the rent until the end of the lease? The amount of our superannuation is almost matched each other, What amount can he get from my superannuation shall he sue for it? When can he get it? after I reach pension age? or do I have to pay him now? can he sue me for my future superannuation as it is potentially will be bigger? I formed a company with him, which he never pay any deposited capital, the company has no project or asset. The company only existing shell. I paid for the formation cost he has no contribution financially or non financially towards that company except for his time coming to the bank to give signature when we open a bank account for that company. Can he sue me based on the potential value of that company or get a valuer to value that company and make me pay the cost of that valuer just for the sake of giving me some expense to pay? Who has to pay the valuer? us or only him? I have another company that I solely own. The company has no assets other than a couple of websites and few domain names. Can he sue me based on the potential value from a valuation again? If I develop the domain names into the websites in the future and they grow big, can he sue me in the future for a share of that? The domain names are ***** ***** idea and he has no financial contribution of paying for registration of that domain names. As my understanding, he cannot sue or have anything to do with my property which I already owned long before marriage in another country? he has no financial or non-financial contribution to that property while he still with me. Is this true? Can he make me pay his CC card? He argues that the balance in his CC card is because he has to pay for repairs of "our" car. The Credit card is under his name only, and he uses it sometimes for his personals. The CC card is being paid from our joint account from which we both contributed a certain amount of money. the car is under his name only, the debt/ financial lease of that car is under both of our names. He wants the car (under his name only) being re-evaluated and we calculate the difference between the value and the remaining debt (under our names) and split the difference. I have to pay half of the difference. Is this ok? I don't really want to pay anything towards his belonging. I bought a lot of household stuff/furniture and willing to leave them all. I don't want the household stuff to be divided. I told him to either take ownership of them all or reject them all. I don't want the fuss of the valuation and split them and I don't want him to dump me the stuff he doesn't want and just take the stuff that he needs/ expensive to buy. Can I do this? I also don't want him to use the household as a tool for me to rack up in removalis expenses or charging me rent in the future because of the items occupy a space. Can he do this? Can he sue me for expenses that I usually pay towards our lifestyle such as holiday? rent for a better house? in the past I'm the major earner and payer for our relationship but now we earn equally the same. How am I supposed to do this divorce? all I know is I have to get my affidavit, which basically a compilation of reasons why I want to be divorced from him (is my understanding of affidavit correct?) and a witness affidavit that we are separated under o … read more
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Ive just sepparated from a relationship and have some super
hi guys ive just sepparated from a relationship and have some super that i need to split how do i go about this? … read more
Leon
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I have two straight forward divorce-related questions. 1. Do
Hi, I have two straight forward divorce-related questions. 1. Do superannuation splitting laws apply to de-facto couples in Australia? My understanding is: The superannuation splitting laws do not app… read more
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My ex husband and I split up in 2007. After the sale of our
My ex husband and I split up in 2007. After the sale of our house in 2008 we finalised the property settlement, however we didn't finalise our superannuation split. As we each entered the relationship… read more
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Hello, my husband and I divorced 3 years ago, amicably and
Hello, my husband and I divorced 3 years ago, amicably and we didn't go through a lawyer for our settlement we divided it up 50/50 and then got lawyers to sign off on it. However I did not apply for h… read more
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To Whom It May Concern, When I split up with my husband, we
To Whom It May Concern, When I split up with my husband, we didn't go through lawyers for a settlement, we worked it between ourselves. We agreed that my ex-husband would contribute half of his supera… read more
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Leon
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My ex and I were divorced some years ago - pre 2007 so at least
My ex and I were divorced some years ago - pre 2007 so at least 5 years ago - but we never made up a formal property settlement. I couldn't get her to discuss anything. As far as I'm aware - and I had… read more
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My husband and I separated amicably 12 months ago and split
My husband and I separated amicably 12 months ago and split the proceeds from the sale of our house equally. I have bought a small place of my own and so has he. I am not in a hurry to get a divorce. … read more
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Is there a stuate of limitation with divorce settlements
My ex and I divorced in 1994. There was no mnoey left after the business collapsed. I took on personal debts of $7,000 and the ongoing care of our 2 children. He paid $500 per month maintenance for 2 … read more
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what is the situation regarding property settlement in the
what is the situation regarding property settlement in the case of a divorce in Western Australia where we have been married 4 years, living together a total of 5 years. We built a house together with… read more
Leon
Leon
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hi...... Im in a defacto relationship, my partner has been
hi...... I'm in a defacto relationship, my partner has been seperated from his wife for about 3yr now. He has just put in for a divorce. We want to purchase a house together in the next couple of days… read more
Leon
Leon
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Hi Deborah, I owned my own house approximately 23 years
Hi Deborah, I owned my own house approximately 23 years ago and was paying a mortgage after a divorce settlement. I met my x partner, (Steve) and he moved into my house for approximately 11 years. In … read more
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I need to know what my rights are as a spouse as I have just
I need to know what my rights are as a spouse as I have just lost my husband 6 weeks ago and he did not have a will. My concern is that he has alot of superannuation tied up through Woolworths Limited… read more
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I am in business partnership with my ex wife. I am a naval
I am in business partnership with my ex wife. I am a naval architect and we design boats, that is I started the business and the ex-wife hangs on for the income. as part of the legal settlement I agre… read more
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I was divorced as of 31st July 2008, my ex husband and I had
I was divorced as of 31st July 2008, my ex husband and I had not made any form of settlement before his passing (14th Feb 2009) and he knew I was wanting half of his superannuation so he put it into o… read more
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I have a situation here in Western Australia whereby a dispute
I have a situation here in Western Australia whereby a dispute was arbitrated in my favour by an adjudicator through The Construction Contracts Act(2004) WA, I live in Perth and undertook work for a c… read more
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hello, i do hope you could help me shed some light on my problem.
hello, i do hope you could help me shed some light on my problem. I am divorced, and have been since June 2008, no agreement has been entered into regarding property settlement, He is now saying, "he … read more
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When I was divorced in 1980 there was no automatic split
When I was divorced in 1980 there was no automatic split of the husband's super and as a result my ex husband kept 100% of his supernunation despite the fact that in the early stages of our marriage h… read more
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