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28 Sep 2022

Family Law & De Facto Relationships

Introduction You might be living with your partner in a cheerful relationship without any bindings or obligations of a formal marriage commitment. Or you might be in a relationship but living in separate homes and thinking you don’t owe anything to your partner in either case. Think again! Under Australian Family Law, where you aren’t married or not living together, doesn’t essentially mean that “what’s yours is yours”. Under Australian Law, separating de facto relationships have substantially the same rights and liabilities as those of married couples with regard to property settlements. This includes claims for spousal maintenance and superannuation...
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