Many of us depend on our employer to provide us with our primary means of income.
In a perfect world, we’d all be working in a healthy work environment where our good work goes recognised. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If you’ve recently experienced an unfair or unjust termination from your employer in Victoria, you do have rights that you’re able to exercise. 

What is Unfair Dismissal?

The Australian Government’s Fair Work Ombudsman describes an unfair dismissal as: “…when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner.”

What is harsh? Unjust? An unreasonable manner? There is deliberate ambiguity to this description, and you don’t need to be a philosopher to know when you’ve been wronged. If you feel that you’ve been unfairly dismissed, you’ll want to argue your case in order to obtain a just resolution.

Fair Employment is a Two-Way Street

The Fair Work Act of 2009 outlines the obligations of employers and employees in Australia. Your employer can choose whether or not to hire you for the job, but once you’ve been working for them for a specific amount of time, depending on the size of the business, they cannot simply dismiss you on a whim.

Just as employees are protected by the law, so too are employers. Employees are expected to fulfil their obligations to employers, which includes factors such as being present for work as scheduled, showing proper conduct and behaviour, and much more. These terms can also be ambiguous, with much room for debate as to what is considered proper conduct.

Don’t leave it to employers to be the final arbiters of what is considered to be proper conduct. Seldom are employees dismissed for the reasons that employers may tell them. If they dismissed you due to your age, for example, they may tell you that it’s for unprofessional conduct or a wide array of other nonrelated reasons. Wrongful dismissal cases should be reviewed by a legal expert that can better argue these cases in your favour.

What Should I Do if I’ve Been Unfairly Dismissed?

Firstly, you should have left your place of employment without engaging in destructive behaviour. Your feelings matter, but what matters more is setting things right. You’ll want to collect your thoughts and composure before taking action.

Don’t delay. Unfair dismissal cases should be dealt with within three weeks from the date of dismissal. This time is a perfect opportunity to consult a legal expert so that you can proceed with taking action the right way.

Employment law can be a complex field of jurisprudence that’s ideally approached with the assistance of a legal expert in that field. Contact a reputable firm such as Pentana Stanton and arrange for a consultation. Lawyers will put together a plan of action and guide you every step of the way through this process, even representing you if litigation is necessary.

Contact Pentana Stanton Today

Employment law isn’t something to be taken lightly. If you’ve been recently dismissed in an unfair manner, you may be eligible to seek remediation from your previous employer. Let our friendly employment law experts at Pentana Stanton help you achieve a favourable outcome.

‘No win no fee’ is a phrase which captures an agreement between a legal team and their clients that if the case is not won, then the client will not be charged. At Pentana Stanton Lawyers, this means that we assess individual cases, and offer this agreement if we believe that the case has a high chance of winning. 

How is a no win no fee agreement offered?

This means that we will assess your case. This will be based on the information you provide us with, including our interview with you. In some cases we will also need any medical reports or information from your employer. Whether your case merits a no win no fee agreement will be decided quite quickly providing all documents and reports are available and accessible by our lawyers.

What does a ‘no win no fee’ agreement cover?

This includes all billable hours by our lawyers. You will be kept up to date with invoices as your case progresses though you will not be required to pay until the case has been won.

The agreement, however, does not cover third party payments. This includes any court filing fees, or charges by doctors to release your medical records. In addition, any barrister fees or admin fees such as photocopying will not be included. 

What does it mean for me?

A no win no fee agreement has many benefits for a client:

  1. If you are strapped for cash and don’t have excess funds, then you don’t have to worry about your legal fees.
  2. You can let your lawyers work on your case stress-free since you will only need to pay the billable hours once the case has been won.
  3. You will be able to proceed with your case and expect to receive the same level of service as those paying along the way.
  4. It should give you confidence that your case is deemed winnable by our lawyers

Pentana Stanton – No Win No Fee

At Pentana Stanton Lawyers our professional team of experienced lawyers can offer you the right legal advice based on your case. Whether you have suffered an injury at work, been wrongly dismissed by your employer, been underpaid, or been left out of a will, you may be eligible for compensation. 

If you believe you have a winnable case but are concerned you cannot afford to pay for it, then do not hesitate to contact Pentana Stanton Lawyers. You can meet one of our experienced lawyers and receive a personal assessment of your case. 

Setting up and operating a business can be a complex affair. Commercial lawyers have professional knowledge of legal matters pertaining to the formation and establishment of businesses, advising and representing you through difficulties and negotiating resolutions where necessary, representing your business in court if required and litigating on your behalf to obtain a more favourable outcome.

Below are some of the areas of expertise that Pentana Stanton lawyers can assist with.

Dispute Resolution

In the world of business, litigation between businesses, with employees or dismissed employees, or with property managers or owners can result in long, costly affairs you’d probably rather avoid or resolve quickly.

If you’re being taken to court or would like to pursue legal action against another party (for example, in cases of trademark or intellectual property infringement), it helps to have professional legal advice from a reputable commercial lawyer. Why? In many instances, cases can often be resolved outside of court for a fraction of the cost. When this is not possible, lawyers will represent you and help you seek a fair judgment whilst ensuring that your rights are recognised.

Purchasing a Business

If you’ve got a great business idea but don’t know where to start in terms of acquiring and forming the business, consider consulting with a commercial lawyer. There are many types of business formation, such as sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. Each has its unique characteristics, and it will affect your liability and responsibility as a business owner or partner.

Any aspect of purchasing or selling a business should be considered in well-written contracts that protect your rights and ensure you’re getting your end of the bargain. Commercial lawyers can analyse contracts and provide recommendations and can also draft and submit legal contracts on your behalf. 

Purchasing a business also involves many other parties such as landlords of the business premises, equipment hire and supply contracts, council permits, food handling and health and safety matters.  You may be purchasing a franchise that has further considerations. It is crucial to have a commercial lawyer handle every step of your business purchase or sale to ensure that things are done right and you can focus on the business with peace of mind. 

Corporate Insolvency

Many businesses fail every year. Dissolving your business and repaying debts doesn’t necessarily mean your options are exhausted. You may be able to liquidate your business entirely, for example, if you have no intention of salvaging the company. It’s best to retain a reputable commercial lawyer if you’re considering dissolution of your company in order to better understand your options so that you may enjoy more beneficial terms.

Commercial Lawyers at Pentana Stanton

At Pentana Stanton, our expert commercial lawyers are able to assist you with all of the above and more. Our friendly yet professional approach will give you peace of mind and confidence that you and your business are taken care of.

Workplace safety in Australia is a serious matter that isn’t to be neglected. Australian society bears the huge burden of cost, loved ones must care for the injured employee, and employers lose valuable labour.

Although Australia is, in general, safer than many other countries when it comes to occupational health and safety, it’s still a danger that costs billions of dollars every year.

Just have a look at some of the statistics on workplace-related injuries in Victoria from Safe Work Australia:

  • A cost of $14.6 billion for injury and disease;
  • Accounts for 23.5% of Australia’s injury costs;
  • 21.8% of cases representing 24.9% of Australia’s workforce are reported are in Victoria;
  • One case costs $126,500 on average.

If you’ve experienced an injury at work, here are a few things you need to know.

1. Ensure You Receive Medical Attention

If you’re injured at work, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Workplaces must have first aid kits on hand and they should always be fully stocked with plasters and bandages to deal with cuts and swelling. In serious injury cases, hospitalisation may be necessary. Ensure you receive the medical attention you need to have the best prospect of healing and recovery. Don’t rush your recovery, follow the medical advice given.  The last thing you want to do is harm your best chances of full recovery.

2. Lodge a Workcover Compensation Claim

As soon as possible after the incident, you’ll need to fill out a Workcover compensation claim. It’s best to do this immediately because the details regarding the incident ought to be fresh in your mind. More accurate claims may lead to more successful compensation claims.

To ensure that you’re filling out the form properly, consult a personal injury lawyer.

3. Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer

Injury is no joke, so you’ll want to ensure that you’re receiving what you’re entitled to when filing workplace injury claims. That’s where personal injury lawyers such as Pentana Stanton can help. Our expert lawyers are accustomed to workplace injury cases in Victoria and can help you complete and submit all required forms as well as representing you in cases where employers or employees choose to dispute your claim.

4. Keep all Medical Receipts and Documents

If your injury requires you to visit your GP periodically, you should always document and keep records of all receipts. This allows your personal injury lawyer to better serve you and to prepare a more thorough compensation claim. In cases of dispute, all medical appointments and treatments stemming from the injury will need to be reviewed and thus it’s in your best interest to come prepared.

5. Obtain a Fair and Just Resolution

Submitting a claim and receiving compensation is not always a straightforward affair. There are many factors that may be relevant, depending on your case, so a thorough analysis of all factors can help ensure that your compensation claim is complete and accurate.

Once you’ve submitted your claim, it’s possible that disputes may arise. Retaining a lawyer can help to put your mind at ease knowing that legal experts can represent you during litigation cases in order to achieve a more favourable outcome.

Pentana Stanton Personal Injury Lawyers

Don’t take your chances when it comes to personal injury in the workplace. Come visit us at Pentana Stanton and ask us about our “No Win No Fee” availability for personal injury claims. 

Divorce rates may be stagnant, but they are still at an all-time high. While many people will talk about asking the right questions when getting married, they will rarely reflect on the right questions before planning for divorce. 

If you feel frustrated with your partner and marriage, and feel divorce is the only way out, then it is important to ask yourself the right questions before going ahead initiating the process. This is particularly the case if you have been married for over a decade and more. Your assets are probably combined, and your children are probably grown – planning for a future alone may be scary. 

1. Why do I want to get divorced?

It may be difficult to be objective with a question like this, but boredom in a marriage isn’t always solved by divorcing. Many couples reach a point where routine can become monotonous and mundane. It could be time to change things rather than run for a divorce.

2. How will it affect my children?

If you’ve been married for around 20 years, then it is likely that you have a teen or adult children. How will divorce affect them? Are you experiencing empty nest syndrome? How will your children react? For many adult children, while they wish their parents to be happy rather than be in an unhappy marriage, they also want their parents to get on. It is difficult to be expected to take sides.  Just because your children are adults does not mean they will find it easy. You will need to be prepared for this.

3. How do I feel about dating or marrying again?

If you are someone who does not enjoy being alone, then it is worth thinking about how you will feel about entering the dating scene after 20 years. While many may find it exciting, it can also be daunting and disappointing. Those you date are likely to have separated from their partner and have children and possibly grandchildren in their lives.  There is a lot to deal with in repartnering. Instead of potentially victim to the “grass is always greener” mentality, it might be worth thinking about whether it is worth investing more in your current relationship.

4. Can I give up other relationships?

Divorce isn’t just about losing a life partner. If you get on with your parents in law, for example, it may mean ending that relationship too. Moreover, if you have couple friends, you may find that people stop inviting you over too. Divorce will mean a change of dynamics and while hopefully you will maintain your friendships and those important in your life, there may be relationship casualties that you did not anticipate.  It is important to accept that there will be a lot of change in many of your personal relationships.

Pentana Stanton Family Lawyers

If you have mulled over every consequence of divorce and still believe it is the right path for your marriage, then it is time to contact your local law firm. 

At Pentana Stanton Lawyers our professional team of experienced family lawyers can guide you through the divorce process, ensuring that you have a fair and agreeable outcome. We can help negotiate an out of court agreement, and if necessary, we can also represent you in court too. Get in touch today and we will assist you all the way.

Many of us spend long hours working to provide for ourselves and our families, and quite often it’s a daily affair with little reason to think of contacting a lawyer. But what should you do when the unthinkable happens and you suddenly require a professional legal expert for workplace-related issues? 

Employment law can be complex, and many employers can intimidate you and leave you feeling hopeless. Don’t despair, employment law experts can help you navigate your rights and provide you with professional legal advice and representation as required. Here are some of the most common reasons that you should consider seeking help from an employment lawyer:

Unfair Dismissal

One of the most common enquiries we receive involves unfair dismissals. If you’ve recently been terminated for reasons that you believe are unfair, it’s possible that your employer violated your rights and you may be entitled to compensation. 

Employers and employees alike must abide by Australia’s Fair Work Act, but there may be times where your employer has violated this act either knowingly or unknowingly.  We can help you to seek redress if this has occurred.  

Losing your job can have many implications.  It can take time to find new employment and you will need to pay all your bills regardless of losing your job.  If you are entitled to additional payments this will help you to get through.  

Discrimination & Harassment

Workplace discrimination and harassment comes in various forms. If you’ve been discriminated against on the grounds of your ethnicity, gender, age, or personal beliefs by your employer, it’s best to contact a lawyer to help you out. Likewise, sexual harassment has no place in today’s workplace but unfortunately still occurs.

If you’re a victim of workplace discrimination or harassment, it may feel like there’s nobody to turn to. Lawyers can help preserve your dignity and help you seek justice for unfair treatment in the workplace.

Termination & Severance Package Negotiations

It’s normal in most business cycles to go through peaks and troughs, and employees are often let go when times are rough. If you’re having trouble receiving a severance package or feel that you’re not getting a fair deal, an employment lawyer can help you negotiate for a better deal, minimise impacts to your future employability, and secure any payments that may be owed to you.

Quite often, many Australians choose to leave their current employer before retirement age to turn over a new leaf. This may mean foregoing retirement packages at times, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot negotiate for a fair exit package altogether.

Workplace Injuries

Occupational workplace safety is a great concern not to be ignored. Unfortunately, Australian workplace injuries are very common and can often be avoided altogether. If you’ve been injured at work, it’s important that you understand your rights and take action where necessary to seek appropriate compensation. 

Our lawyers assist workers who have been injured in the workplace to obtain what is fair and reasonable and help them into the future. 

Reviewing Job Offers

Pondering a new job offer and not sure it’s right for you? Employment contracts can be long and full of unpleasant surprises that may be overlooked, or even worse, may violate your rights as an employee. A legal expert can help to review and assess your employment contract, negotiate fair terms to ensure that your new job contract can be signed with confidence.

Starting a new job can be exciting.  Often the only focus is the job and the detail in your contract gets overlooked until issues arise. Our lawyers will help you handle this transition with confidence and ensure that your best interest is looked after. 

What Should You Do?

Don’t take your chances if you feel that your employment rights have been violated. If you’re in Melbourne or Dandenong, come visit us at Pentana Stanton Lawyers. Our friendly legal experts can help you negotiate a fair outcome and provide you with professional representation should you require it. 

A major area of family law is divorce. Unfortunately, divorces can create all sorts of additional difficulties if handled improperly and without professional legal guidance. If you’re going through a divorce, don’t despair. Pentana Stanton can help advocate on your behalf and arrange for guidance and representation throughout the divorce process. Here are five common difficulties of divorce and how you can overcome them.

1. Stress

Divorce can be an overwhelmingly stressful experience. Not only are you dealing with adjusting to an ended relationship, but you also have the added stress of dealing with legal disputes over property settlements and/or child custody. Pentana Stanton Family Lawyers can help you achieve favourable resolutions and will provide you with a personable yet professional approach every step of the way.

2. Co-Parenting Arrangements

If you’ve got children from your marriage, you need to ensure that your rights of custody are fair and equitable. The thought alone of being left with heavy alimony payments and no visitation rights can be unpleasant and stressful, not only on you but also on your children. The best way to negotiate for a better co-parenting arrangement is by allowing our professional solicitors to represent you.

3. Division of Property and Assets

If you’ve got a significant amount of property that you stand to lose, you’ll want to consult with a family law expert in order to help you retain as much of your assets as possible. In property settlement, one big mistake many people make is that they don’t properly account for all of their assets and end up losing more than expected to their spouse. Documentation, financial reports, and income tax statements can all help your lawyer to accurately ascertain your equity and thereby settle for a more favourable division of your assets.

4. Telling Friends and Family

Don’t neglect the emotional impact of divorce when it comes to telling your friends and family. Although you may be tempted to disclose frustrating aspects of the divorce with your friends and family, specific details should be best left to your lawyer during the divorce proceedings.
It may help you to confront your fear of telling friends and family, but don’t go sharing everything on social media! Be cautious about revealing details until a settlement or verdict has been reached.

5. Making Decisions During an Emotional Time

Clouded judgement, frustration, and stress can all lead to irrational or emotional behaviour during the divorce. While easier said than done, try to remain calm and composed and temper your emotions when dealing with your divorce. Professional family law practitioners can remain pragmatic and ply their expertise and knowledge of family law in Australia to help reduce much of your burden.

How to Overcome Divorce Difficulties

Overcoming divorce can be made much easier by getting the right support from experienced family lawyers. This way, you are not alone, judgement won’t be clouded by emotions and the process will be handled as professionally and efficiently as possible.

Separation, oftentimes, is not as simple as taking some space from your partner and changing your living situation. There are various factors you should take into consideration before separating in order to protect yourself and your family, safeguard your assets and save yourself the stress and time of potential divorce proceedings. Here are our top suggestions on what steps you can take to get started.

Establish What Is Best For The Children

A child has a right to access those who love or care for them. This refers not only to their parents but also grandparents, half-siblings and other family members from both sides. Set yourself the intention of serving your child’s needs first and not antagonising their other parent or jeopardising their relationship by withholding them from seeing or contacting their other parent and family members. Where there are safety concerns this may not be as easy or even possible. If there are safety concerns for your children you should seek legal assistance for advice to manage this and ensure your children’s best interest.  

Failing to maintain the relationship between the children and the other parent can be judged harshly in court and can have a negative impact on your child’s emotional wellbeing. So, make sure to discuss your living arrangements with your partner or a mediator so that they satisfy the needs of the children and ensure that they have access to both their parents.

From the legal end, be sure to seek advice from an experienced family lawyer as soon as you can to explain and clarify your rights and legal options.

Consider Your Pets Living Arrangement

Similarly, you will need to arrange the custody of any pets you may have had together as a couple. Many treat their pets as cherished members of the family but there are limitations with how Australian law handles the living arrangements for pets during separation. For example, in Case Law they are treated as property.

Usually, it is in everyone’s best interests that pets stay with the party they have a stronger attachment to, who takes on more care duties and financial care responsibilities. If you cannot determine who this is, then sharing pet custody, although rare, is not unheard of.

Can You Actually Afford To Live Separately?

This is referring to practical and financial affordances. It is often not practical for one or both parties to relocate immediately after the decision to separate, especially if you share ownership or tenancy of your home or don’t have close friends or relatives in close proximity.

If you do have the means to relocate, get the necessary conversations and questions sorted, papers signed, payments or bond paid and any other preparation arrangements made first before you separate physically so that you can move comfortably rather than rushing and then struggling.

In some cases, couples will reside together for a period during separation due to the financial situation, or to better meet the needs of the family and accommodate a more organic transition. This does not suit all situations and will depend on the discord in the home and how each party treats one another.

A major exception to this is for circumstances where a party or their children’s health, safety or wellbeing is at risk by staying in the family home. In these cases, you should seek the fastest, safest route to relocation or reach out to a relative or organisation. If possible, make sure to retain your passports, identification and any legal documentation that may be important.

Secure Your Valuables and Sentimental Items

This includes anything from silver and gold, jewellery, vehicles and heirlooms to photographs and items that hold sentimental value. Ensure that items you cannot keep in your possession are stored securely, perhaps in a safe or storage unit. It is often hard to get items once you have left the home, so take anything that is very precious with you.

Gather and Copy Your Documents

For efficiency and security sake, collecting all forms of important documentation and making copies before separating or any big transition in life is always good practice. This means:

  • Any forms of identification for the family: passports, children’s birth certificates, licenses, Medicare, change of name certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Wills
  • Mortgage documents, title certificates for the primary residence, lease documents
  • Any documents related to any other shared assets or investments
  • Any binding financial agreements or prenuptial arrangements

Preparing for separation is not always as straightforward as preparing for a more positive event, the timelines are not always set in stone and emotions may be running high and clouding judgement. Take some of the pressure off your shoulders and aim to complete as many of the above preparatory steps as you can and prioritise speaking with a reliable legal professional to help guide you through your rights.

If you’re looking for divorce law specialists, then speak to our experienced staff today.

Regardless of the circumstances of your separation or divorce, the property settlement process can often be exhausting. Without the necessary preparation, it can be lengthy, costly and time-consuming. There is no greater mistake than going in blind; unprepared to negotiate and lacking the right support. Here is how to properly negotiate during a property settlement.

Seek The Right Legal Guidance

Do not skip on seeking counsel on any legal matter, especially where your property and assets are concerned. There are strict deadlines involved in property settlement and numerous options worth considering. The most secure way to get property negotiations handled in an efficient and civil manner and avoid expensive mistakes is to get professional help. Talk to a lawyer who specialises in property settlement to discuss your rights, the law and how to best navigate the process.

Disclose Everything – Keep No Secrets

The need to be crystal clear and transparent during property negotiations cannot be emphasised enough. You will need to disclose all your personal or joint assets and liabilities to your lawyer, your spouse and if there are items you’ve forgotten; yourself, in order to make negotiations as smooth as possible. 

Conclude What’s In The Property Pool

Hopefully your ex-spouse or defacto partner also follows Step 2 closely as it is vital for determining what the total value of the property pool is once all assets and liabilities are taken into account. In order to evaluate certain items accurately, as well as your lawyer, you might want to hire your accountant or other financial professionals to assist in making valuations.

Forget About 50/50 As A Rule

There is no law, rule or regulation that recommends or states any kind of equal, 50/50 division of assets as the standard. While sometimes, this does end up being the case, in many scenarios, both parties will give something they value up in order to reach a settlement, or at least be willing to. So make sure to be aware of what you are willing to lose and what you are willing to bargain with. A cost-benefit analysis or pros and cons discussion may be worthwhile.

Never include the children in this decision-making process or threaten to use factors like child custody as a bargaining tool, it is not fair on their wellbeing, can cause various long term problems and is never seen favorably by any professional or Court.

Work closely with your lawyer, to sum up a deal that you, and the law, could deem fair. When working out your percentage, remember that debt and liabilities are taken into account and non-financial contributions such as being a primary carer, stay-at-home parent or homemaker are valued also.

Don’t Rush

Stay as calm as you can and do not rush any decision-making when it comes to property settlement. The cost of amending a mistake due to an undisclosed asset discovered later is not worth it. Ask your legal professional as many questions as you can throughout the property settlement process and focus on attaining a fair outcome that you can understand.

Be Prepared To Meet In The Middle

This is the best case scenario. Once you are aware of what a fair deal means to you and what you are willing to lose and your ex-spouse experiences the same (ideally), you should commence negotiations until an arrangement where you are able to find middle ground comes up. This is where you settle.

There are a number of property settlement options you can consider with consent orders and binding financial agreements among the more common options. Be sure to discuss all your concerns and queries with an experienced family lawyer you can trust. For more information regarding property settlement negotiations, contact Pentana Stanton Lawyers in Dandenong today.

If you’re looking for family lawyers, then speak to our experienced staff today.

While the purpose of dividing your assets, post-separation, with a legally-binding agreement is always the same, there are a few different ways to go through the property settlement process in Australia. Based on your situation, you might want to take a certain approach that will minimise the time, costs and hassles for you and your ex-spouse. Here are three common routes to settlement that people will take.  

1. A Court Ordered Property Settlement

Like most legal disputes, settling the division of your assets in court is not the most ideal option but sometimes it can be necessary. If you and your ex-partner cannot come to a mutual agreement, you can apply to have a court make an order on your behalf. This involves planning, preparing and submitting the required paperwork and paying the court a listing fee.

  • Initiating application – Information about the parties involved, the requested court order and property settlement distribution you seek.
  • Financial statement – Details all your income, assets (superannuation inc.) and liabilities.
  • Affidavit Explains why the Court should make the requested orders on your behalf.  
  • Superannuation Request Form and Declaration – Only if you are seeking a splitting/ flagging order or need further information.

It is important that you maintain accuracy in all your paperwork. A reliable, specialist lawyer is able to help you with these arrangements.

2. Consent Order

If you and your ex-partner are generally on the same page about your property and asset management or simply don’t require a lengthy negotiation period, then you can save time by applying for a consent order. A consent order is filed with the Family Court but does not require the parties to actually be present in court. In most cases (not all), a consent order will be the quicker and less costly option but this depends entirely on your case and circumstances.

You can apply for a consent order for financial matters following divorce such as:

  • The sale, transfer and maintenance of your property
  • Spousal (or de facto) and child maintenance
  • Splitting superannuation  

3. Binding Financial Agreement

This is another common way to settle without physically going to court. As they share a number of similarities and also cover property, superannuation and spousal maintenance; binding financial agreements are commonly compared with consent orders.

A binding financial agreement is not filed to the courts, instead it is made in adherence to strict legislative terms in order to be binding. It is also a requirement that both parties seek independent legal advice for the Agreement to be enforced.

You give up your rights to having your spousal maintenance and property settlement entitlements determined by a Court, so this agreement is an efficient way to safeguard against financial liabilities of spousal maintenance in future and to resolve your financial/property affairs without going to Court. These agreements can only be nullified such as on a technical deficiency or where one party withholds information. If these have not happened it can be much more difficult to dispute in future.

At Pentana Stanton Lawyers, we specialise in Divorce Law and Property Settlement Law. Our reliable experts can help you prepare your binding financial agreement properly. Learn more information about your rights and your options regarding property settlement in Australia and contact the legal experts at Pentana Stanton today.

If you’re looking for divorce lawyers in Dandenong, then speak to our experienced staff today.