De Facto Relationship

This may include dealing with either property or children’s matters or financial agreements.

The rights of de facto partners and same-sex relationships are dealt with under the Family Law Act.  So if you have been in a relationship for more than 2 years, or if there is a child of the relationship, then you can seek the division of property and assets from the relationship.  Agreements must be finalised within 12 months from the end of the relationship.

The Family Law Act also allows de facto partners to enter into an Agreement that protects either or both persons assets from being part of any property settlement if they separate in the future (pre-nuptials).

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