De facto Relationship

The Stage at which a relationship changes to become a de facto relationship can be hard to identify.

Our lawyers are able to give you very important advice about the factors that the Family Court will consider when making a judgment as to whether there exists a relationship which is de facto or not.

As stated by the law, resolutions that are available to determine the legal cases of de facto couples are just the same as those available to cases involving the married couples except those connected to superannuation given that in Perth and Western Australia, it can’t be divided.

The way the Family Court treats children born by parents engaged in a de facto relationship is no different from the treatment given to children born by couples legally married. When it comes to making decisions about where the children should live, the quantity of time they should spend with each parent, the child support payable, de facto relationships and marriages are treated the same way under the law.

If you would like to discuss your de facto relationship case with us, contact us today for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

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