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If you're having trouble dividing your property after a separation or divorce our Property Arbitration Program can help. This factsheet explains how property arbitration works and if you will be eligible for our program.
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Property arbitration uses an independent third person to help resolve a dispute.
Through our Property Arbitration Program, we can help you and your ex-partner come to a fair agreement to divide your property and finances after a separation or divorce.
Property arbitration can also save you time and money rather than going through the Family Law Courts. Our program is carried out by experienced and qualified family lawyers who have specialist training in arbitration. Decisions are made in line with current Family Law Courts practices so they will be similar to, if not the same as, decisions made by the Family Law Courts.
You and your ex-partner can use our program if you:
Once your property arbitration has settled, you will get a notice telling you how much you need to pay us back. This amount usually includes your lawyer’s fees and half of any outlays we have paid for. Your ex-partner will also pay their lawyer’s fees and the other half of our outlays.
Your arbitration costs will not be more than 20 percent of your property settlement’s dollar value. Usually the amount is far less.
We pay a much lower fee to lawyers than they usually charge, so your costs will be far less than if you were a private client.
"Property arbitration aims to allocate property fairly after a separation or divorce."
The property arbitration process follows these steps:
"After our divorce, my ex threatened to take everything we worked so hard for. Using an arbitrator meant our property was split fairly and I could move on with my life sooner."
Yes. Our services are confidential and we are committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. We will not provide your personal information or details about your property arbitration to anyone, unless we are legally required to.
If you would like this factsheet explained in your language, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50. TIS will organise an interpreter in your language and will connect you to Legal Aid Queensland. This is a confidential and free service.