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Australian Family Law Fact Finder

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This form is not a legal advice. You should seek advice from your lawyer about any of the matters in this form.

Family Law - Fact Finder  The list below contains the type of documents that we would require either at your initial consultation or soon after: 1) Bank statements and mortgage statements for past three years 2) Credit cards account statements for past three years 3) Tax assessments for past three years 4) Tax returns for past three years 5) Superannuation last statement (for SMSF - 3 most recent financial statements) 6) Business activity statements for past three years if ap plicable 7) Pay slips for past 12 months 8) Financial resources - e.g. future entitlements to long service leave, future inheritance 9) Trust financial statements for past three years 10) Information about disposal of property in past 12 months 11) Liabilities and contingent liabilities 12) Most recent annual return statement for your company if applicable 13) Copies of any existing court orders, agreements, parenting plans or undertakings 14) Copies of Certificates of Title if applicable 15) Copy of Marriage Certificate if applicable

Y ou must make make full and and frank dis closure of your financial circ umsta umstances. nces. Failure to do so i s likely to be detrimenta detrimentall to to your c ase. Is there a financial binding agreement in relation to property between you and the other party?*

Please choose the areas of law for which you will be seeking advice*

Divorce

Property settlement

Children matters

Other: 1

Your Details  Your name*

 Your gender *

First Name

Last Name

 Your email address*

 Your date of birth*

 Your residential address*

 Your mailing address if different different*

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal

City

State/Province

 Your country of birth*

When did you arrive in Australia?*

How well do you speak English?*

 Your mobile phone number *

Zip/Postal

Very well Well Not very well I need an interpreter  Your phone number *

Are you*

Presently in Australia?  An Australian citizen?

 A number that you would would be comfortable comfortable to be called on

Ordinarily residing in Australia? Domiciled in Australia Check All Select all that apply

Your Spouse's Details Your spouse includes a marriage or de facto partner (de facto relationship of at least two years) Full name of spouse*

First Name

 Your spouse's address address*

Last Name 2

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal

Spouse's phone number *

Spouse's email address*

DOB of Spouse*

Is there a court order in relation to a previous marriage or de facto relationship of your spouse?*

 Applicable if your spouse has been in a previous marriage/de facto relationship Spouse's country of birth *

Date of spouse's arrival in Australia *

How well does your spouse speak English?*

Is your spouse legally represented?*

Very well Well Not very well I need an interpreter Name of lawyer acting for your spouse *

First Name

Name of lawyer acting for your spouse *

Last Name

City

State

Postcode

Your employment details at the commencement of cohabitation Were you employed at the commencement of cohabitation? *

What was your occupation at the commencement of cohabitation?*

Yes No Give details of your employment *

What was the name of your employer?*

full time part time permanent casually on contract When did you start work with that employer?*

What was the address of your employer?*

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal 3

Name of company/trust/partnership/business*

Were you self employed? *

Yes No What were your weekly hours of work?*

What was your weekly income before tax? *

$

$ Provide approximate number if you can't remember 

Your spouse's employment details at the commencement of cohabitation Was your spouse employed at the commencement of cohabitation? *

What was the name of your spouse's employer?*

Yes No What was your spouse's occupation?*

Give details of your spouse's employment at the commencement of cohabitation *

full time part time permanent casually on contract Was your spouse self employed at the commencement of cohabitation? *

What was the name of your spouse's company/trust/partnership/business?*

Yes No What was your spouse's weekly income before tax? *

What were your spouse's weekly hours of work? *

$

$

Provide approximate figure if can't remember exactly

Your employment history during the relationship Have your employment arrangements changed since the commencement of cohabitation? *

Nature of your work, experience and qualifications: *

Yes No Are you employed?*

What is your current occupation? *

Yes No 4

Give details of your employment *

What is the name of your current employer?*

full time part time permanent casually on contract Since when have you been employed at this place?*

What is the address of your employer?*

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal Name of company/trust/partnership/business*

Are you self employed? *

Are you in one of the following categories:*

Pensioner or a benefit recipient, or hold a health care card Receiving Legal Aid, Abstudy or A ustudy In prison or otherwise legally detained None of the above

Your spouse's employment history during the relationship Have your spouse's employment arrangements changed since the commencement of cohabitation?*

Yes

Is your spouse employed? *

Yes No

No Spouse's occupation*

Give details of your spouse's employment *

full time part time permanent casually on contract How many hours does your spouse work per week?*

Spouse's current employer *

 Approximate number of hours if not sure

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Are you aware of any changes likely to occur in relation to your spouse's employment?*

Spouses's current employer address *

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal

Is your spouse self employed? *

Name of your spouse's company/trust/partnership/business*

Spouse's current income*

Do any of the following factors limit or prevent your spouse's employment?*

Lack of training

$

 Age

Weekly income before tax

Lack of experience Years out of the workforce Need or desire to be available to the children Other:

Details of current spouse or de facto partner  Do you currently have a patner? *

Do you live together with your current partner?*

Yes No Do you plan to live together with your current partner?*

When did you start li ving together with your current partner?*

Is there a financial benefit to you arising out of the cohabitation with your current

Full Name of current partner *

partner?*

First Name For example paying a mortgage, car expenses, bills etc. Last Name Address of current partner *

City

State/Province

Is your current partner employed? *

DOB of current partner *

Zip/Postal Occupation of current partner *

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Property owned by your spouse at the commencement of cohabitation Include details of all Australian and foreign owned property

Did your spouse own any real estate (properties)?*

How many properties did your spouse own? *

Includes real estate owned solely by your spouse or by your spouse and someone else Address of Property 1 owned by your spouse*

City

State/Province

Address of Property 2 owned by your spouse *

Zip/Postal

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal

Full names of registered owners of Property 1 *

Full names of registered owners of Property 2 *

Purchase price of Property 1? *

Purchase price of Property 2? *

$

$

What was your spouse's financial contribution to the purchase price of Property 1?*

What was your spouse's financial contribution to the purchase price of Property 2?*

$

$

For example - initial deposit, stamp duty fees, mortgage payments

For example - initial deposit, stamp duty fees, mortgage payments

Was there a mortgage on Property 1? *

Was there a mortgage on Property 2? *

What was the amount of mortgage on Property 1?

*

What was the amount of mortgage on Property 2? *

$

$

Include the initial mortgage amount

Include the initial mortgage amount

Does your spouse still own Property 1?*

Does your spouse still own Property 2? *

What is the current market value of Property 1?*

What is the current market value of Property 2? *

$

$

 A formal valuation may be required with details about the value of the property at the

 A formal valuation may be required with details about the value of the property at the

commencement of cohabitation, at date of separation and present date

commencement of cohabitation, at date of separation and present date

What was the sale price of Property 1?*

What was the sale price of Property 2?*

$

$

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Value of your spouse's investments *

Value of your spouse's bank accountants *

$

$

The total value of all investments excluding real property

Include deposits in all types of financial institutions

Value of your spouse's car/s *

 Your spouse's interest in a business*

$

$

Type "0" if unknown

Type "0" if unknown

 Your spouse's household contents*

 Your spouse's superannuation interest*

$

$

Type "0" if unknown

Type "0" if unknown

Total of property owned by your spouse at the commencement of cohabitation.*

$ Type "0" if unknown

Your spouse's liabilities at the commencement of cohabitation Did your spouse have any liabilities at the commencement of cohabitation?*

Amount of Loans*

$ State the total of all loans including money borrowed from parents or friends  Your spouse's other personal liabilities*

Total of your spouse's liabilities at the commencement of cohabitation*

$

$

Specify any other personal liability such as HECS debt, any outstanding legal fees, or any taxation other than income tax

Property owned by you at the commencement of cohabitation Include details of all Australian and foreign owned property

Did you own any real estate (properties)?*

How many properties did you own? *

Includes real estate owned solely by you or by you and someone else

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Address of Property 1 *

City

Address of Property 2*

State/Province

Zip/Postal

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal

Full names of registered owners of Property 1 *

Full names of registered owners of Property 2 *

Purchase price of Property 1? *

Purchase price of Property 2? *

$

$

What was your financial contribution to the purchase price of Property 1?*

What was your financial contribution to the purchase price of Property 2?*

$

$

For example - initial deposit, stamp duty fees, mortgage payments

For example - initial deposit, stamp duty fees, mortgage payments

Was there a mortgage on Property 1? *

Was there a mortgage on Property 2? *

What was the amount of mortgage on Property 1?

*

What was the amount of mortgage on Property 2? *

$

$

Include the initial mortgage amount

Include the initial mortgage amount

Do you still own Property 1?*

Do you still own Property 2?*

What is the current market value of Property 1?*

What is the current market value of Property 2? *

$

$

 A formal valuation may be required with details about the value of the property at the

 A formal valuation may be required with details about the value of the property at the

commencement of cohabitation, at date of separation and present date

commencement of cohabitation, at date of separation and present date

What was the sale price of Property 1?*

What was the sale price of Property 2?*

$

$

Address of Property 3 *

Address of Property 4*

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal

City

State/Province

Full names of registered owners of Property 3 *

Full names of registered owners of Property 4 *

Purchase price of Property 3? *

Purchase price of Property 4? *

$

$

Give an estimate if you can't remember exact figure

Give an estimate if you can't remember exact figure

Zip/Postal

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What was your financial contribution to the purchase price of Property 3?*

What was your financial contribution to the purchase price of Property 4?*

$

$

For example - initial deposit, stamp duty fees, mortgage payments

For example - initial deposit, stamp duty fees, mortgage payments

Was there a mortgage on Property 3? *

Was there a mortgage on Property 4? *

What was the amount of mortgage on Property 3?

*

What was the amount of mortgage on Property 4? *

$

$

Include the initial mortgage amount

Include the initial mortgage amount

Do you still own Property 3?*

Do you still own Property 4?*

What is the current market value of Property 3?*

What is the current market value of Property 4? *

$

$

 A formal valuation may be required with details about the value of the property at the

 A formal valuation may be required with details about the value of the property at the

commencement of cohabitation, at date of separation and present date

commencement of cohabitation, at date of separation and present date

What was the sale price of Property 3?*

What was the sale price of Property 4?*

$

$

Investments*

Value of your bank deposits *

$

$

The total value of all investments excluding real property

Include deposits in all types of financial institutions

 Your car value*

Interest in a business *

$

$

Type zero if none

State your best estimate of the gross market value as if the business, partnership or the shares of the proprietary company were to be sold on the open market today. If owned with another person, state the value of your share

Household contents*

Superannuatin interest*

$

$

State the total second hand value of all household contents in your possession

Type zero if none

Total of property owned by you at the beginning of cohabitation*

$

Your liabilities at the commencement of cohabitation Did you have any loans at the commencement of cohabitation?*

Amount of Loans*

$ State the total of all loans including money borrowed from parents or friends

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Non-financial contributions made by my spouse  (s 79(4)(b) or s 90SM(4)(b) as applicable) Has your spouse made any non-financial contributions to the preservation, improvement and preservation of the property of my spouse and myself?*

Include details of any personal work carried out to improve property, for example renovations, building construction

Conduct of the Parties during the relationship Is there a current Violence Restraining Order for: *

Have you experienced any domestic violence during the relationship? *

Your protection The protection of your spouse Neither of the above Other:

Contributions made by me to the welfare of the family  (s 79(4)(c) or s 90SM(4)(c) as applicable) Provide particulars of the chores that you performed which were associated with the daily care of the children*

Select the household chores that mainly you were responsible for *

Cooking Ironing Cleaning Shopping Other:

Your health Are you in good health?*

Is your illness or injury long term?*

Please give details of your medical condition/s *

Does your bad health or il lness affect your ability to earn an income?*

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Does your illness or injury affect your ability to care for your children?*

Has your ill-health or injury been caused by or contributed to by your spouse?*

For example through domestic violence Is your ill-health or injury likely to affect your life expectancy?*

Your spouse's health Is your spouse in good health?*

Is your spouse's illness or injury long term?*

Please give details of your spouse's medical condition/s *

Does your spouse's bad health or i llness affect your spouse's ability to earn an income?*

Does your spouse's illness or injury affect your spouse's ability to care for the children?*

Has your spouse's ill-health or injury been caused by or contributed to by you? *

For example through domestic violence Is your spouse's ill-health or injury likely to affect your spouse's life expectancy?*

For online example of this form  click here.

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