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.
Email or call on 0416 196 541.
Fay will respond to you personally within 24 hours to discuss your enquiry.