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non financial contributions


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Kerry White

A court will recognise the non-financial contributions of parties to a former relationship. This is an important feature of the contemporary system of family law property settlement in Australia.

What will the court have regard to as part of its' assessment of non-financial contributions?

  • The cost of paying another person to complete the same work (for example: landscaping, renovations, substantial value-adding property maintenance)
  • The value added by the non-financial contribution to the overall net asset pool between the parties

Example of a non-financial contribution:

Jack and Jill are in a de facto relationship and they have purchased an apartment in the city together.

On the weekends, Jack spends time renovating the balcony of the apartment, expanding the living room by knocking down a wall and installing a new kitchen.

Australian family law will recognise the value added to the net asset pool through the renovation of the apartment as a non-financial contribution made by Jack.

Armstrong Legal Canberra can assist our clients in identifying all relevant contributions made in the course of their former relationship.


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