Family Law Library

What happens if my spouse has international property but has not disclosed it?

Overseas property is an asset and must be declared along with all other property of the marriage or de facto relationship. Failure to disclose property can result in an unfavourable result to the non-disclosing party.

Full and frank disclosure must be demonstrated when identifying and declaring assets. Failure to fully disclose may later provide the Court with the option of favouring the other party due to dishonesty or lack of credibility on the part of the non-disclosing party.