De Facto/Same sex relationships
Upon the breakdown of a de facto or same sex relationship either party can seek to negotiate, mediate or litigate any property issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship. Since March 2009 the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court have jurisdiction over de facto and same sex property matters. The considerations that the Court takes into account are the same as for married couples (save that in Western Australia superannuation splitting legislation does not apply).
Kelly & McHale Family Lawyers can provide assistance with early advice as to parties’ entitlements and in negotiating an appropriate settlement. We can also assist if proceedings need to be issued to ensure a proper outcome.