Family Court of Western Australia

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Priority Property Pools under $500,000 (PPP500)


The Family Court of WA will be introducing a new case management pathway for designated applications for a property settlement filed after 1 October 2023.

If the case involves total net property (excluding superannuation entitlements) of $500,000, or less, and there are no entities that might require expert investigation (such as companies or trusts) and parenting orders are not sought, the case is likely to be classified as a PPP500 case.

Each prospective party to the proceeding is expected to have complied with the pre-action procedures before the court proceedings are commenced.

A simplified financial statement and standard affidavit will be utilised to commence proceedings.

Orders will be made in Chambers before the first court date to ensure parties have complied with their obligations of disclosure and discussed valuation issues. An extended Conciliation Conference will be listed promptly after the first court hearing, and if the matter is not settled, it will then be expedited to trial.

More information, and the new forms, will be available on the Court's website shortly.