Just and Equitable

The final step in determining a property settlement is to assess if the settlement is just and equitable. The court will assess this by looking at

  • The contributions to the relationship made by both parties and
  • The current and future needs of both parties.

The purpose of this final step is to determine whether the proposed settlement is fair, taking into account the above, to both parties.

The contributions

The 4 different contributions will be assessed individually. These are

Current And Future Needs

There are a number of current and future needs that will be taken into account.

  • Health
  • Age
  • Education

For further information on current and future needs please see our article on needs.



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