De Facto Partners – It's Over
  • What Am I Entitled To In A De Facto Relationship

    Understanding exactly what your de facto relationship entitlements are is not a simple thing. Any de facto relationship separation entitlements you may have will be dependent on many factors such as the length of your de facto relationship, your status as a couple, the de facto relationship asset...

     

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  • De Facto Relationship Property Rights

    Discussing at the start of a relationship de facto property settlement matters including how you should divide property if you break up may seem pessimistic, grasping and untrusting, but anyone who is in a relationship now or who enters a new relationship should give de facto rights to property...

     

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  • Protecting My Assets In A De Facto Relationship

    No matter how you look at it, ending a de facto relationship can be a difficult and emotionally traumatizing experience. The financial implications of a breakup can further muddy the water between separating de facto couples. This is often more evident if no consideration was given to de...

     

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Death

A person with whom the deceased person was living in a de facto relationship at the time of the deceased’s death is an eligible person to make a claim against the deceased’s estate pursuant to Section 57(1)(b) of the Succession Act 2006.

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Financially Binding Agreements

A Binding Financial Agreement which is also know as a BFA or Financial Agreement is a term which includes a variety of different Financial Agreements made during a relationship. The correct legal...

Relationship Assets

At any time a de facto couple may wish to list all of the their assets &/or define how they intend to acquire assets together going forward. The purpose of this is for both of you to list any...

Relationship Footprint

You should start by answering this question, are you in a de facto relationship? This is an important question to ask, because being in a de facto relationship can have significant implications in...

Relationship Status

We are not referring to how you define your relationship on Facebook! Essentially a ‘de facto relationship’ refers to two people (regardless of gender) who live together as a couple & share...

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Time Limits on De Facto Applications

A de facto relationship includes a same sex relationship. If parties have been in a de facto relationship for at least two years, and the relationship ends, either of the parties can make an...

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Registering a De Facto Relationship

In some states in Australia, de facto couples can register their relationship with the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Once the application to register the relationship is approved, a relationship certificate is issued, which...

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Child Support

When parents separate, proper arrangements need to be made for the financial support of their children. The obligations of parents to provide for...

Property Adjustment & Division

Broadly speaking, if you are in a de facto relationship for longer than 2 years you could find that you have a legal obligation to provide your ex...

Spousal Support Basics

I went through a de facto separation and property settlement a few years ago. My ex partner filed for spousal maintenance. While my lawyer wanted to fight the application I felt it was better to negotiate with my ex partner. We ended up agreeing to pay him quarterly installments that were then...

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De Facto Couples With Children

Issues relating to the children of de facto couples fall under the Family Law Act, and thus are dealt with through The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court (Federal Magistrates Court). The Family...

Rights & Responsibilities

Being in a de facto relationship means that you have certain legal rights and responsibilities in relation to your partner similar to those you would have if you were married. In this article we step...

De Facto Law & You

De facto relationships are dealt with under the Family Law Act 1975. As a result of changes to the law in which all states and territories with the exception of Western Australia passed their power...

De Facto Relationships

Are you thinking about living together? Or perhaps you have been living together for sometime. Depending on the duration of your live in relationship and a number of other factors you & your partner may be considered a “de facto” couple by law. This has significant implications for both of you. In the event of a relationship breakdown, you may think you have been in a de facto relationship because you lived with your partner, shared a life together & created wealth. However your...

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