Property Orders

Types of orders

At the end of a case, the Court can make a range of different orders, including orders for:

When deciding what orders to make, the Court must follow the legislative principles for dividing property.

What can property and financial orders cover?

Property and financial orders can divide assets (things you own) and liabilities (things you owe money on) includes:

All items may be considered in the property settlement. It does not matter:

The family home

You do not lose your right to a share of the house or other property if you leave the house.

If one person gets the house by agreement or court order, the other will still have a right to a fair share of the assets. This may mean that the person who stays in the house buys the other’s share of the house or re-finances the mortgage into their sole name.


Last updated: 16-Apr-2018

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