• 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.


As part of any property settlement, even when you are amicable, you will need to agree on what forms part of the asset pool. This includes money in bank accounts, property and superannuation.

To allow this to occur, you need to produce documents to your former partner as part of the process. We have provided you with a list of documents that you can start gathering now, which will make your negotiating easier and provide you with more clarity.

Mandatory Disclosure Documents

  1. Tax Returns: Recent tax returns, including notices of assessment and related documents, must be provided. This helps to establish a clear picture of each party’s income and taxation status.
  2. Bank Statements: Copies of bank statements from all accounts held by each party, including joint accounts, are essential for understanding cash flows, savings, and financial transactions.
  3. Property Valuations: Accurate valuations of all relevant properties, including real estate, vehicles, and other valuable assets, must be obtained and shared. Valuations provide insights into the total value of the asset pool.
  4. Superannuation Statements: Superannuation is often a significant asset in property matters. Statements detailing superannuation balances and contributions are necessary for calculating the value of this asset.
  5. Business Documents: If either party owns or has an interest in a business, documents related to the business’s financial performance, valuation, and other relevant information must be disclosed.
  6. Liabilities and Debts: Disclosing all debts, loans, and liabilities is crucial to comprehensively assess each party’s financial obligations.
  7. Gifts and Financial Assistance: Any substantial gifts or financial assistance received during the relationship or after separation should be disclosed as they may impact property division.
  8. Court Orders and Agreements: If there are existing court orders or agreements, they should be shared to provide context to the current property dispute.
  9. Other Financial Documents: Additional documents such as insurance policies, loan agreements, and any other financial records relevant to the case should also be disclosed.

In your family law property matter, the disclosure of relevant financial documents is not just a legal requirement; it’s a fundamental step toward achieving a fair and equitable outcome. Openness and transparency are vital to the integrity of the legal process and to ensuring that both you and your former partner have the information you need to make informed decisions.

By adhering to the principles of full and frank disclosure, individuals can contribute to a smoother and more just resolution of their property matters, ultimately leading to a new chapter in their lives.

Feel free to book an appointment with our Partner, Nicci, to resolve any questions you may have relating to settling your matter on (03) 9481 2000 or info@tauruslawyers.com.au.


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