De facto Relationships

Western Australia has its own set of laws, pertaining to both financial matters and child issues, which provide people who live in a de facto relationship, including same sex couples, with similar rights and responsibilities to people who are married, other than in relation to superannuation.

If you are in a de facto relationship that has come to an end, you should seek advice. We can provide specialised legal advice with regard to your rights and obligations and we encourage you to seek this advice at an early stage.

If you are in a de facto relationship, you have the same opportunity as parties who marry, of entering into a financial agreement regarding what happens to your assets and finances during the relationship or in the unfortunate event of it coming to an end.

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