Discrete property list

The Discrete Property list is for matters where the parties are seeking financial orders only. Instead of being in a Judge’s list, the matter is largely dealt with by a Registrar.

The aim of this list is to attempt to deal with matters in a cost effective way and without lengthy delays.

At the first court date, if the court is satisfied that all disclosure obligations have been met and all necessary valuations have been completed, then the parties are usually ordered to participate in a dispute resolution process which is either conducted by a Registrar in the court, or a private mediation. 

At any point during the course of the matter if the parties agree to a final settlement they can email the consent orders to the Registrar who will consider them. If the Registrar is satisfied that the orders are just an equitable, then the orders will be made and are then binding on the parties. 

If the dispute resolution process is unsuccessful, and all disclosure and valuation issues have been resolved, the Registrar will refer the matter to the Judge for judicial case management. Once in the Judge’s list, the matter may experience further delays and become more costly for the parties which is an incentive to try and resolve the matter during the dispute resolution process. 

Understanding the court process can be overwhelming and complicated. Our passionate and experienced specialist accredited family lawyers can assist you in navigating the difficult circumstances surrounding relationship breakdown and the court process.

Contact our Family Law team today at enquiries@antunes.com.au or phone on 02 9964 0499 to make an appointment and better understand your options with respect to your family law matter.

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