The objective of a binding financial agreement is to prevent the ownership and financing parties from being brought to justice by agreeing the allocation of assets in the event of separation. A court can cancel the agreement and impose it. Situations in which this is possible are provided for in Section 90K (Married Couples) and Section 90UM (De facto Couples) of the Family Act 1975. If your lawyer feels it is appropriate to pursue a financial agreement, we recommend that you discuss the proposed agreement with your partner. You can apply the Family Court or the Federal Court to financial decisions. For more information, see “If you don`t agree on real estate and finance.” At the time of the order, the family court requires the parties to make each other available to the full and open disclosure of all financial information, including relevant documents in this case. If this is not the case, there may be a miscarriage of justice in certain circumstances, resulting in the possibility of a court quashing of the orders. Even if the parties have reached an agreement, it is important to understand that an informal agreement is not legally binding on either party and that, as such, a lawyer may indeed be required to formalize the agreement. In Coleman Greig`s experience, it is incredibly important that the agreements be formalized, because in circumstances where this is not the case, it is possible for each party to apply to the Family Court of Australia for a whole new regulation for the future. The breakdown of relationships and separated parents are so common these days that many people, especially at the beginning of a new relationship, worry about doing something to make sure they don`t lose their home, their fortune or a lot of money about their new partner if the relationship doesn`t work. Many people want some kind of “insurance” to protect their partner`s assets, and their financial situation in general when they dissolve and go through a separation or divorce. Compelling financial agreements must be carefully developed to ensure that they take into account all structures such as family trusts, businesses and self-managed super-funds, as well as tax implications and other obligations.