Legal Advice

De Facto Property Settlement

We know separation can be difficult for both parties and does not necessarily apply exclusively to married couples.

When two parties have been living together on a genuine domestic basis, are not legally married or related, and participate in the relationship, their relationship can be classified as de facto. This includes same-sex couples.

Our team has a comprehensive knowledge of separation between de facto parties. We can assist you if you are unsure of the nature of your relationship, and with de facto settlements regarding property and children's matters.

It is important to seek independent advice when drafting a Consent Order. Our experienced family lawyers will consider your situation to ensure you do not sign an agreement that has adverse practical effects on you, your child or children.