Annmarie has practiced Family Law for over 15 years and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. She has extensive experience in complex Family Law matters, including children’s matters and property settlement. She is a member of the Relationships Australia Expert Lawyer Panel, a member of the LIV Family Law Section Courts Practice Committee and volunteers at the WIRE Property Legal Clinic.

How do Initial Financial Contributions Affect a Property Settlement?

In the 2019 case of Jabour v Jabour, the husband acquired a part interest in two blocks of land prior to marrying the wife. At the time of the trial the rezoned land was valued at $10,350,000 and constituted the majority of the value of the asset pool. The trial judge ordered that the husband receive 66% of the non-superannuation assets and the wife 34% taking into account the husband’s initial financial contributions.