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Property Settlements - Time limits on applications for property settlements.

For married couples:

• Applications to a court for a property settlement must generally be made within twelve months of a divorce order becoming final.

For de facto (including same sex couples):

• Applications to a court for a property settlement must generally be made within two years of separation.

In some circumstances the court may grant leave for an application to be issued out of time.

The information on this website is of a general nature only and may not reflect recent changes to certain areas of law. It should not be relied upon as a substitute for discussing your situation with a qualified legal practitioner.