Thinking about separating from a De Facto partner?

Getting a separation can impact your life in many ways.
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We can help you with De-Facto Realtionship issues

The decisions you make now may impact the rest of your life. We have helped people all over Australia just like you, through the de-facto relationships process.

  •  Make informed decisions with confidence with our expert team behind you
  •  Focus on more important things as we make the process easy
  •  Get the outcome you need to move on with your life

thumb de facto relationship splitAustralian Defacto Relationship Definition 

A de-facto relationship by definition encompasses the following:

  1. the parties have lived together in a meaningful relationship for a period of at least 2 years; or
  2. have a child together; or
  3. other relevant circumstances apply under the Family Law Act 1975.

It is important to note that both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships are included under the de-facto relationships definition. It is equally as important to understand that when determining property division, the same principles that are applied to marriages are also applied to de-facto relationships. In short, in the eyes of the Court, division of assets and property settlement are the same, whether you are in a de-facto relationship or a marriage.

Defacto Rights

If you have separated, or are considering separation from a de-facto relationship, Forge Legal is able to help. For more information, view our dedicated Division of Assets and property settlement webpage here. Our diverse and highly skilled team have experience in resolving the most complex de-facto relationship issues, including:

  • Consent Orders;
  • Binding Financial Agreements;
  • Cohabitation Agreements;
  • Pre-cohabitation Agreements;
  • Court Applications;
  • Enforcement Proceedings;
  • Complex Property Division.

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