• Commercial Law

    Commercial Law

    We are business people as much as we are lawyers. We will take care of the legal documents so you can confidently run your business.
    As your business grows, its risk profile and governance challenges will change. We partner with our clients over the long term to ensure they are in the driver’s seat for success.

  • Dispute Resolution

    Dispute Resolution

    We are in your corner when the going gets tough. Having resolved over 6,500 disputes for business owners have seen it all before.

    Whether you need a skilled negotiator or a fearless litigator, we specialise in delivering commercial results when:

    Customers refuse to pay;
    Suppliers let you down; and
    Business Partners do the wrong thing.

  • Employment & Safety

    Employment & Safety

    The biggest challenge for any business owner, is managing their employees.

    A difficult employee can make you question why you got into business in the first place and be toxic to your team morale.

    We deliver proactive solutions to manage your team via employment contracts, policies and procedures as well as handling employment disputes when they arise.

  • Property & Construction

    Property & Construction

    Property is the key most wealth in Australia.  Whether you are buying, selling, leasing or developing property, you need a lawyer you can count on.

    We can advise on the whole property development process from obtaining finance to development approvals, construction and sale or leasing.

    We also act for the Master Builders Victoria and have extensive expertise in construction contracts and disputes.

  • Family Law

    Family Law

    At Taurus Legal Management we understand the unique challenges clients encounter during family disputes, especially when children are involved. Our family lawyers specialise in handling high-asset cases with a focus on protecting clients wealth, securing their family’s future, and safeguarding the best interests of their children.


Property settlements: are you unsure about the actual process involved?

Below is a simple breakdown of the steps.

  1. Identifying Assets and Liabilities: The first step involves compiling a complete list of assets, liabilities, and financial resources. This includes properties, bank accounts, investments, vehicles, debts, and more.
  2. Assessing Contributions: The Court evaluates both parties’ contributions throughout the relationship, including financial, non-financial, and contributions made after separation.
  3. Future Needs Evaluation: Future needs are meticulously evaluated, considering factors such as age, health, income, ability to work, parental responsibilities, and more.
  4. Adjustment for Fairness: The Court may make adjustments based on future needs to ensure an equitable outcome. For example, a party responsible for the care of young children may receive a more substantial share to accommodate childcare costs.
  5. Finalising the Agreement: Once an agreement is reached or determined by the Court, it is formalized through Consent Orders or a Binding Financial Agreement. This legally binds both parties to the agreed-upon terms.

Seeking Legal Advice and Mediation

Property settlements can be complex and emotionally charged. It is advisable for parties to seek legal advice from an experienced family lawyer.  Mediation is often pursued as a means of resolving disputes amicably and avoiding the stress and expense of Court proceedings.


Property settlements in Australian family law are centred around the principles of fairness, contributions, and future needs. The process aims to ensure that both parties can move forward after the breakdown of a relationship with a reasonable share of assets and financial resources.

While legal frameworks provide guidance, each case is unique, and seeking professional legal advice is essential to navigate the complexities of property settlement in the Australian context.

If you would like to know what your property entitlements are likely to be, contact our Family Law Partner, Nicci Bilinsky on (03) 9481 2000 or info@tauruslawyers.com.au

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