A de facto relationship is between two persons who live together in a domestic marriage-like relationship, including same sex couples, but who are not legally married.

Do you know your rights? We do. DCH Legal Group has extensive experience in resolving financial and children’s disputes where the parties were in a de facto relationship.

What laws apply to my situation?

Did you know that there is different legislation relating to de facto relationships in Western Australia and other States and Territories?

You will not be considered to be in a de facto relationship unless you meet certain legal criteria.

If an eligible de facto relationship has broken down, you can apply to have financial matters determined in the same way as married couples. In most cases this must begin within two years of the breakdown of your relationship.