De facto property rights including de facto same sex relationships are dealt with under the same legislative framework as for all married couples including married same sex couples. The Law in Australia legalised same sex marriage on 9 December 2017 through the Marriage Amendment Act.
This means that same sex couples separating whether married or de facto do so under the same legislative framework as for all Australian couples.
Same sex couples come under the jurisdiction of the Family Law Act, where they have lived together for two years, had a child together or a partner has made a significant contribution which would result in an injustice if it were not recognised.
At North Brisbane Law our experienced family law team understands the differing nature of same sex relationships. We have the experience and the expertise to assist you if you are either entering into or ending a relationship.
Our experienced lawyers can provide expert advice on matters including pre co habitation agreements, property settlement and children’s matters.