Greater Brisbane


Property & Financial Matters upon the Breakdown of De Facto Relationships

August 2014 | Research papers


Australian Institute of Family Studies


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Reforms introduced in 2009 to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have meant that most same-sex and opposite-sex de facto couples (in all states and territories except Western Australia) who end their relationships can now have their property and financial matters dealt with in substantially the same way as married people. This paper aims to provide non-legal professionals in the family law sector with a general outline of the relevant reforms, their genesis, and the arguments in favour of and against their introduction.


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Families, Finance, Legal, Mediation/Family Dispute Resolution
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