The court may consider domestic violence when dividing the assets of a marriage.
Perth Family Law and Domestic Violence – 2014 Case Study
In a 2014 family law case the wife received an extra 10 % of the asset pool because of the existence of domestic violence in the marriage.
The wife claimed her contributions to the marriage were more arduous due to the husband’s family violence.
The court was satisfied that the wife’s contributions in the marriage were made more difficult because of the husband’s abusive behaviour.
The husband’s abusive behaviour or domestic violence arguably included verbal abuse, denigration and the husband’s use of prostitutes when the wife was present in the home.
This blog is not family law advice.
To receive family law advice on how domestic violence affects how property is divided in divorce and or de facto relationships you need specific family law advice from a very experienced family lawyer.
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