What rights do I have after split up with my partner?
If a cohabiting couple splits up, they do not have the same legal rights to property as a married couple. In general, unmarried couples can’t claim ownership of each other’s property in the event of a breakup. These trusts can be formed between cohabiting partners, and are a complex area of the law.
Can an ex wife claim after divorce?
The categories of eligible persons entitled to make a claim include spouses, de facto partners, children, grandchildren, and even former spouses in certain circumstances. A recent case in the Supreme Court of NSW involved the estate of a doctor.
Can an ex wife get ex husband’s pension?
A pension earned during marriage is generally considered to be a joint asset of both spouses. Most retirement plans will pay pension benefits directly to divorced spouses if the domestic relations order meets certain requirements.
How long can an ex wife claim money after divorce?
There is a time limit set by the Family Law Act 1975 in relation to parties bringing claims for a division of property following the end of a relationship. In the case of a marriage each party has 12 months from the date of a divorce to file a claim with the court.