Parties may consider entering a Binding Financial Agreements at various times in their relationship. These times commonly include:
- before you marry or commence cohabitation to address how you and your partner will deal with your respective assets in the event of a future separation;
- during the marriage/cohabitation if you and your partner want to deal with the division of assets in the event of a future separation; and
- following the breakdown of your marriage/relationship in order to deal with the distribution of your assets.
Binding Financial Agreements may be used to address various financial issues that couples commonly face including how parties' living expenses will be met or or spousal maintenance in the event of a separation.
Parties proposing to enter a Binding Financial Agreement are required by law to obtain independent legal advice. To discussing Binding Financial Agreements in greater detail, please call our Family & De Facto Law team
Financial Agreements – Prior, During and After a Relationship Team
Lani joined Dwyer Durack in December 2017 and primarily practices in the area of Personal Injury Law.
Lani has experience in multiple areas of personal injury and insurance law, with a particular focus on motor vehicle accident and workers' compensation claims.
Prior to joining Dwyer Durack, Lani worked for the State Solicitor's Office in the Departmental Prosecutions Division where she gained valuable experience in complex regulatory criminal prosecutions.
Lani represents clients in the Magistrates Court, Children's Court, District Courts and Family Court of Western Australia. Lani has otherwise instructed Counsel and Senior Counsel for Trials.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Employer's Negligence / Common Law Claims
- Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
- Abuse in Care Claims
- Third Party Claims
- Family & De Facto Law
- Criminal Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
EDUCATION / ADMISSIONS
- Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Admission Date: 2 September 2016
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia
Amanda joined Dwyer Durack's Personal Injury Law Department in 2021 as a Legal Assistant after working with the Family Law & De Facto Law Department since 2011.
Amanda has extensive experience, having worked in the legal industry for over 25 years.
She has been assisting the Personal Injury Law Department over the years and has now moved exclusively into the Department to help support and provide a high level of service to our injured clients.