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:

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.

Contact Fay

Email or call on 0416 196 541.

Fay will respond to you personally within 24 hours to discuss your enquiry.