Stamp Duty is a fee charged when you purchase a property or otherwise acquire an interest in property. But where property is transferred because of a divorce or relationship breakdown, it is possible to avoid paying Transfer Duty.
Generally, the conduct of the parties or the cause of the relationship breakdown is not a relevant factor to the determination of the appropriate division of the property pool. However, in cases involving serious family violence the Court may allocate an abused party a greater percentage of the property pool. This is known as a Kennon Adjustment.