04 Jun Caveats
Not usually necessary or even recommended in family law cases, given the ramifications of lodging one and damages flowing. Where property is jointly owned and/or there is little risk of it being sold or otherwise disposed of, there is rarely a need for a Caveat.
If threats have been made or there is a real risk that a party may either sell, transfer or encumber/further encumber a property then a Caveat is a temporary band-aid like solution to the problem.
The Caveat buys a 3-month window of protection from the property being dealt with, within which either the case must have settled, or court proceedings commenced to extend the Caveat beyond the usual lapsing 3-month period.
It is not lightly a Caveat should be considered and only in certain cases are they warranted.
That said, should you have any concerns regarding the disposal of matrimonial assets or property that you think you may have a claim to as a result of a de facto relationship, contact us today to further discuss.