De Facto Relationships
You do not have to be formally married to fall under the protection of family law. The Family Law Act grants de facto couples most of the same rights as married couples, regardless of whether they are heterosexual or same sex.
Often, one partner will dispute that a de-facto relationship even existed. That can have broad implications where there are joint finances, property and children involved, on top of the emotional and psychological trauma.
If your de-facto relationship is breaking down, we can help.
Our expertise includes:
- Parenting and financial arrangements
- Parenting orders
- Family Law Act claims
- Binding financial agreements
- Claims against estates of de-facto partners
- Claims against a de-facto partner’s insurance policy