Separation and property can be an extremely difficult topic – having to navigate your way through not only the emotions of your relationship ending but also the practicalities of what the separation means for you and your family. Unfortunately, the question of future living arrangements generally serves to exacerbate this stress, with many people refusing to leave the home due to the belief that it will in some way effect their rights to it.

We have all heard about ‘Pre-Nups’ in American movies and reality TV shows of the rich and famous, but what are they and are they applicable? In Australia, a ‘pre-nup’ is a Binding Financial Agreement entered into before marriage. Binding Financial Agreements can be entered into at various stages of a relationship, including by people who are married, in a de facto relationship, or divorced.