The Australian Government’s same-sex law reform package passed through Parliament in November 2008, allowing for equal treatment for same-sex couples as opposite-sex couples. Then in December 2017, same-sex marriage legislation was also passed through Parliament, allowing members of the same sex to marry each other, and enjoy the same legal rights and obligations as their opposite-sex couple counterparts.
Steel Legal is up to date with all the legislative changes that have taken place in the last decade or so, and can advise you on all aspects of family law in relation to same-sex relationships including pre-nuptial arrangements, property and parenting matters, divorce or de facto separation, or matters surrounding children and surrogacy.
To discuss your legal options related to any of these matters, the first step is to arrange a free initial consultation with Luke Steel. To book, call 07 3112 0225 or send us a message.
Frequently Asked Questions
Overseas same-sex marriages are automatically recognised in Australia provided they fulfil the requirements of a valid marriage.
This criteria is the same as the criteria that opposite sex marriages must fulfill in order to be recognised in Australia.
Same-sex marriages are treated in the same way as opposite sex marriages, therefore in the event of a relationship breakdown both parties may seek to put in place parenting and financial orders to settle their affairs.
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