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Investing in rental properties jointly with your spouse or de facto partner can have tax implications in cases where the relationship ends.
Consider the situation from the perspective of someone who is facing this situation and is negotiating a 50 per cent stake of the net equity of the investment property (IP) portfolio purchased while together.
In this case, we’ll assume the couple have no children, so there are no child maintenance issues. From a tax perspective, the basic principles remain the same. We’ll also assume the couple are both professionally employed.
Please note that every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this guide is accurate. You should note, however, that the information is intended as a guide only, providing an overview of general information available to property buyers and investors. This guide is not intended to be an exhaustive source of information and should not be seen to constitute legal, tax or investment advice. You should, where necessary, seek your own advice for any legal, tax or investment issues raised in your affairs.