A de facto relationship is where two people (regardless of gender) are living together on a genuine domestic basis.

Couples who have been cohabitating for two years or more, or have been cohabitating for less than two years but have a child together, may be entitled to make a claim under the Family Law Act.

Here at DBH Family Lawyers, we have the knowledge and experience to assist you on these delicate and private matters.

Our lawyers have been acting in this sensitive area for many years and they have built a reputation for delivering no nonsense, practical outcomes which deliver the best possible results for people just like you.

As a de facto, you may also be able to enter into Binding Financial Agreements before, during or after your relationship.

Again, DBH is ready to help. We can explain the Agreement step by step so that when you come to making a decision you can rest assured that it is the right one for you and your family.

Remember, the legal rights and responsibilities in a de facto relationship are similar to those of a married couple which means you have plenty of protection available to you and at DBH, we are just a phone call away.

To find out more about your rights in a de facto relationship, click here.

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