1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
In terms of a binding financial agreement, it's exactly as the name suggests, it's an agreement between the two of you. If you are thinking of putting a BFA together, it's less about yours and her rights than it is about what you both are willing to agree on. In it's first phase it's a discussion between the two of you about what each other wants and from there you can negotiate. If this isn't able to be done, a BFA is not something you can achieve, because both of you have to sign off on the BFA and to do that you both have to agree. If there is disagreement on how to divide the assets and therefore, you can't do a BFA, the next step is court and they will have to sort it out for you. Apart from being costly, you will need to gather up all the proof you can get, in order to state that you were the sole breadwinner and paid for everything over the period of the relationship, with no contribution from her. If court is the only option you have, you will need to find a family lawyer/solicitor in order to go forward.