De Facto Separations
A de facto relationship is one in which a couple lives together on a genuine domestic basis, but is not married to, or related to each other by family. The Family Court does deal with issues related to de facto relationships, and Steel Legal can help you navigate de facto separations and disputes to achieve the best possible outcomes.
There are a number of conditions that must be met for a de facto separation to be determined by the Family Court, such as apply for financial orders within two years of the breakdown of the relationship. Luke Steel has extensive experience in these matters, and can advise on your eligibility, and the process required to make an application.
The Court sees issues related to children in de facto relationships in the same way as that of married couples looking to divorce, and as such it is important that you seek comprehensive legal advice. To start this process, schedule a free initial consultation call on 07 3112 0225 or send us a message.
Frequently Asked Questions
A de facto relationship is defined in Section 4AA of the Family Law Act 1975 as a relationship where the persons are not legally married to each other, not related by family, and have a relationship as a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis.
Yes. The Family Court deals with issues related to financial settlement and children of de facto relationships in the same way as for married couples.
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