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Our site and resources are designed to help you understand the laws that
govern the de facto relationships and to protect the assets.
Visit us at: www.its-over.com.au
De Facto Financial Agreement
The Family Law Act 1975 (“FLA”) allows married or de facto couples to
enter into binding financial agreements about financial issues in their
In relation to a de facto relationship, binding financial agreements can be
made before commencement of cohabitation, during cohabitation or after
the end of the de facto relationship commonly known as a de facto
De Facto Relationship Laws
De facto relationship laws provide separating couples with a means to
divide property & assets of the relationship should it breakdown.
A de facto binding financial agreement is a legal agreement between a
couple who are starting, currently in or ending a relationship.
De Facto Relationships & Asset Protection
Assets includes things you own and liabilities, which are things you owe
money on. These can be owned individually by you or your partner, jointly
(with another person or persons), or by a family trust or family company.
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Property Settlement Agreement
If you are able to negotiate a property settlement agreement with your ex
partner directly is it important that you then seek legal advice from an
Accredited Family Lawyer regarding consent orders and next steps.
Separating couples can apply to either the Family Court or Federal Circuit
Court for consent orders to be made on their behalf. Keep in mind that
there is a time limit of 12 months for divorcing couples & a time limit of 2
years (from the date of the end of the relationship) for separating de facto
couples to make an application for property settlement.
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