De Facto (Relationships or Partnerships)
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Essentially people who live in de facto relationships which are sometimes described as domestic relationships or domestic partnerships now enjoy the mostly same rights as married people (with some exceptions).
Recently the legislation in the family law act pertaining to de facto relationships has been changed to provide de facto couples with similar rights to those of married couples.
This comprehensive section of family law covers a range of topics and for more detailed information,simply choose from the list below:
When considering the legal aspects of a defacto relationship, it is always advisable to seek the advice of an experienced family lawyer.Call LAC Lawyers today on 1300 799 888.
De Facto Relationships - Definition
For the purposes of Family Law proceedings in Australia,a de facto relationship is a relationship between two people living together on a genuine domestic basis.Rather than setting strict criteria as to what defines a de facto relationship,the courts consider the following factors in determining whether there is a de facto relationship:
>> The duration of the relationship;
>> The nature and extent of their common residence;
>> Whether a sexual relationship exists;
>> The degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between them;
>> The ownership, use and acquisition of their property;
>> The degree of mutual commitment to a shared life;
>> Whether the relationship is or was registered under a prescribed law of a State or Territory as a prescribed kind of relationship;
>> The care and support of children;
>> The reputation and public aspects of the relationship.
De facto Relationships and family law is a complex process. When considering the legal aspects of your defacto relationship, it is always advisable to seek the advice of an experienced family lawyer. Call LAC Lawyers today on 1300 799 888.
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