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thumb de facto relationship splitA 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.

If you have separated, or are considering separation from a Defacto 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 Defacto relationship issues, including:

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