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  • 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...

     

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  • 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 in relation to dealing with the division of property between separating de facto couples to the...

     

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  • 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 you through some of the rights & responsibilities you need to be aware of. Some people don’t...

     

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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 Law Act places parental responsibility on both parents, regardless of whether they separate or enter...

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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...

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 partner with a property adjustment or settlement...

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 their children are governed by the Child Support...

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...

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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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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 their lives. To be in a de facto...

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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 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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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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