Same Sex and Defacto Relationships

Same sex couples are treated under the same laws as de facto partners are in property settlement proceedings. The laws relating to property settlement at the end of a gay or lesbian relationship changed. Previously the legislation governing the property division was State law, however relationships that broke down on or after 1 March 2009 are covered by the Family Law Act.
As a result, parties to relationships that have broken down after that date (1 March 2009) may have wider entitlements than they would have had under the previous laws of the State.

If you have recently ended a same sex de facto relationship and want to know your rights as a parent as well as property division matters contact Duane Portway Family Law.