If you are a respondent or an applicant in a family court jurisdiction matter you need to understand the criteria that courts will use to decide if your relationship is a de facto relationship. Our Draft Respondent Relationship Outline Letter will give you an understanding of the strategies involved. This letter sets out the approach taken by a Respondent after a relationship breakdown.
The letter highlights how the Respondent will seek to challenge the Applicant’s evidence and the court's jurisdiction in an attempt to stop the Applicant from being awarded a property settlement.
Read this document in conjunction with the Draft Applicant Relationship Letter and Draft Applicant Case Outline to develop a fuller understanding.