A relationship is defined as a Defacto relationship if the parties have lived together in a meaningful relationship for a period of at least 2 years, or live together and have a child together. Defacto relationships can be either sex or same sex relationships.
The same 4 step process for determining the division of property applies to Defacto relationships as marriages.
Civil partnerships will also be considered a Defacto Relationship (with certain requirements) under the Family Law Act.
Defacto property matters can be finalised either by Consent Orders or Binding Financial Agreement. In the event that a matter is required to be brought to court, we can assist you to ensure that the matter is brought on quickly with the least cost to you.
We are experienced in all areas pertaining to Defacto relationships including:
If you have further queries please contact our office for a free 10 minute consultation or alternatively ask for our discounted 1 hour Initial Consultation.