Know your de facto rights to property

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Are you having a hard time dealing with the end of your relationship? Are you feeling angry & stuck in an emotional state? What you're going through now is normal and often caused when one party tot he relationship is completely unaware that their ex partner had any de facto rights to property. This section of our site deals with coping with life after a break up and helping you learn the important lessons. While your ex is moving on with their life, life for you may have come to an unexpected standstill. One way to take back that power is to ensure it never happens to you again. Protecting assets in a de facto relationship is very important and key to you not making the same mistakes again.

de facto rights to propertyAfter a breakup, life goes on. Irrespective of the size of the property division when a de facto relationship breaks down, almost everyone has undergone some form or relationship break up. They were able to carry on and move on with life after a break up. You can also do it. The key is in learning how to “protect my assets in a relationship”.

The only thing you have to do right now to manage your life and fully understand de facto property rights so you don’t make the same mistake again.

Learning about protecting assets in a de facto relationship is a process, simply start by writing down everything that you are prepared to share in your next relationship & then list everything you are not prepared to share with your next partner. Be fair when you do this. Everyone has de facto rights to property & by simply saying you “wont share this or that” in your next relationship is not enough to protect you from property division when a de facto relationship breaks down.

Remember, in order to attract & build a relationship based on love & trust, you must identify what your boundaries are and have a clear picture in your mind of what will & wont work for you.

How to protect my assets in a relationship:

  1. Understand your de facto rights to property.
  2. Have you have experienced property division when a de facto relationship breaks down? List all of the things you learnt from this experience.
  3. Protecting assets in a de facto relationship is much easier when you know what your assets are & have clear boundaries with your partner around what you will share & wont share with them.
  4. Property division when a de facto relationship breaks down can be very messy when you conduct the relationship with no clear boundaries. What one partner thinks of as “our money” the other partner sees as “my money”.

Remember, the information contained on the site does not constitute legal advice. If you think you need legal advice you should contact an Accredited Family Law Specialist.

We have a suite of resources on the site that can help you build your knowledge about de facto property rights & protecting assets in a de facto relationship. Scroll through the resources below or click through to the resources tab and filter based on your areas of interest. If you want to access our resources you can join the site as a member or simply purchase the individual resources you require.

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      Living Together Checklist

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      Existence of a Relationship Checklist

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      Property & Financial Matters Upon De Facto Relationship Breakdown

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      Child Support Fact Sheet

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      De Facto Relationship Fact Sheet

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      Binding Financial Agreement Fact Sheet

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      Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution Fact Sheet

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      Property Settlement Fact Sheet

      This resource details issues relating to property settlement including: court process, superannuation splits & much more……....
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      Spousal Maintenance Fact Sheet

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      Draft Applicant Case Outline

      This resource sets out case strategy for an Applicant in a de facto jurisdiction matter & much more….....
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      Binding Child Support Agreement Template

      This resource enables parents to document child support arrangements & includes instructions for completion…......
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      Pre De Facto BFA Sample Clauses Template

      This resource provides a set of sample clauses which are editable & can be attached to a pre de facto BFA……....
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      Financial Statement Family Law Court Template

      This resource is a financial statement & must be completed & filed with the Court in order to commence proceedings……....
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      Limited Child Support Agreement Template

      This resource enables parents to document child support arrangements & review them every 3 years…......
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      Cohabitation Agreement Sample Clauses Template

      This resource provides a set of sample clauses which are editable & can be attached to a cohabitation agreement……....
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      Pre De Facto Relationship BFA Template

      This resource enables couples who are not yet living together to create their own BFA & is fully editable……....
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      Schedule of Assets & Liabilities Template

      This resource provides structure for declaring all of assets & liabilities & is used during the settlement process……....
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      Separation Agreement Lump Sum Super Split Template

      This resource is a tool to aid in the settlement of all financial matters post separation & is fully editable…......
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      Separation Agreement Percentage Super Split Sample

      This resource enables you to review a completed separation agreement with a percentage super split…….....
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      Separation Agreement Percentage Super Split Template

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      Draft Respondent Case Outline

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      Separation Agreement Sample Clauses Template

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      Shared Parenting Plan Agreement Template

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      Superannuation Information Kit Family Court Template

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      Will & Testament Template

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      Will Notes To Executor Template

      This resource provides you with an editable template to create executor notes & manage all Will reviews…….....
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      De Facto BFA Template

      This resource enables couples who are living together to enter into a Binding Financial Agreement & is fully editable……....
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      Pre De Facto Relationship BFA User Guide

      This resource sets out how to complete the Pre De Facto Binding Financial Agreement Template…......
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      De Facto BFA User Guide

      This resource sets out how to complete the De Facto Binding Financial Agreement Template…......
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      Pre De Facto BFA Sample

      This resource provides you with a completed sample Pre De Facto Binding Financial Agreement and can be used as a guide……....
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      De Facto BFA Sample

      This resource provides you with a completed sample Binding Financial Agreement and can be used as a guide……....
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      How To Make A Living Together Agreement

      This resource explains why having a living together agreement protects you & your partner in the event of a breakup & much more….......
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      Will & Testament User Guide

      This resource sets out how to complete the Will & Testament template. Always update you Will after a relationship breakdown………....
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      Draft Applicant Relationship Letter

      This resource sets out the Applicant’s approach in a de facto jurisdiction matter. It highlights the strategy used & much more…......
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      Budget Worksheet

      This resource helps identify costs associated with living together as a couple & provides a fully editable budget….......
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      Draft List Of Discovery Documents

      This resource details a draft list of discovery documents requested by an Applicant in a de facto jurisdiction matter…......
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      Response to Draft Relationship Outline Letter

      This resource sets out the Respondent’s approach in a de facto jurisdiction matter. It highlights the strategy used & much more…......
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      Draft Applicant Response to Witness Affidavit

      This resource highlights the process involved in responding to a witness affidavit & includes tips for responding effectively…......
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