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De facto

What is a de facto relationship?

It is generally accepted that a de facto relationship arises where two individuals of either same sex or different sex cohabit together on a genuine domestic basis in a relationship based on trust, intimacy and personal commitment to each other.

The Family Law Act 1975 applies to parties in a de facto relationship including in relation to their children. Please see our pages regarding property settlements spousal maintenance and childrens' disputes for more information or our recent article " Am I in a de facto relationship ?"
Couples can enter into cohabitation or fiancial agreements dealing with property and financial issues before they move in together.

If you are a de facto couple and would like more information or assistance with your personal circumstance, contact our team of Family Lawyers in Brisbane and Melbourne.