De-facto relationships – know where you stand

August 15, 2018

When you get married you know that should anything happen, and your relationship ends that there is a division of assets; but did you know that this is still the case when it comes to a de facto relationship?

Whilst there is no ceremony or official line drawn in the sand, as a de facto couple you might find yourself in the same position as a married couple should the relationship come to an end. There are only a few subtle differences, are you prepared to divide your assets if your relationship ends?

Firstly, let’s see what defines a de facto relationship?

The Family Law Act 1975 dictates the law on de facto couples, including opposite and same sex couples.

If you can say yes to one of the following, you are or were in a de facto relationship?

  • A relationship that has lasted two years or more
  • There are children as a result of the relationship
  • The relationship has been registered in the state, this could be for the benefits of Centrelink for example.

<h2> Are you in a de facto relationship?

If you ae in a de facto relationship but want to protect yourself it might be time to talk to Radich Lawyers on the Gold Coast. We can assist you in determining if you are in fact in a de facto relationship and how best to protect your wealth and assets.

Prenuptial agreements

At Radich Lawyers we can look at protecting your assets through a number of means depending on your circumstances, however a prenuptial agreement, also known as a pre-nup is a popular way to protect oneself.

There is no better time to discuss the potential division of assets than when both parties still have the upmost love and respect for one another. With a level and rational head, a couple can work out a fair understanding, and should the worst happen each party can move forward knowing what they are entitled too without any bitterness.

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