As a de facto partner you have certain rights and entitlements under the law, for example, in the following areas:
- Inheritance laws if your partner did not leave a will and your partner died intestate
- Making a claim for financial support if no provision has been made for you under your partner’s will
- For financial support under the Commonwealth Securities Act
- For property division under the Family Law Act
The Family Law Act covers for most Australian States the resolution of financial disputes relating to the breakdown of a de facto relationship.
Follow these links for more information on de facto relationships:
- De facto relationships defined
- Property division in de facto relationships
- Proving the de facto relationship
- Can I take court action?
Fay is highly experienced and qualified to discuss with you and advise you as to whether the court will recognise that you have lived in a de facto relationship.
For more information on de facto relationships in the lgbti community please click through to LGBTI Legal
Email or call on 0416 196 541.
Fay will respond to you personally within 24 hours to discuss your enquiry.