Same Sex and De Facto Relationship Lawyers in Queensland
As trusted Gold Coast same sex and de facto relationship lawyers, not only are we experienced in providing the right relationship related legal advice, we’re also experienced in navigating our valued clients through what can be sensitive topics and legal matters, with tailored guidance and support.
There are several relationships apart from marriage that are recognised by Australian law including de facto relationships, same-sex relationships, and civil partnerships.
The Family Law Act defines a de facto relationship as a situation where a couple who are not married to each other, live together under a ‘genuine domestic basis’. Neither party in the relationship must be married to other people or related.
A de facto relationship also includes same-sex relationships and taxation, superannuation, social security, immigration, child support, family assistance and apply the for same sex defacto relationships.
Other factors that may be present to establish a de facto relationship are:
- The parties must have lived together for 2 years or more,
- The extent to which the residence was shared,
- The existence of a sexual relationship,
- Whether parties were financially dependent and to what degree,
- How they were viewed in the public eye,
- How committed they were to a shared life,
- How properties were owned, acquired and used by the parties.
This is why you should seek professional legal advice from one of our trusted Gold Coast lawyers in regards to any legal matter surrounding a de facto relationship. A de facto relationship and a same-sex family lawyer will help you ensure you meet the legal definition and best advise you on the next steps of your legal matter.
Relationship Legal Services We Can Help You With
We’re committed to guiding and advising you through complex same sex and defacto relationship law, whilst taking the time to understand your personal circumstances. This allows us to work together to create a strategy aimed to bring about the best solution for you and your family.
Our professional relationship law services on the Gold Coast provide quality, practical and honest advice for a range of relationship matters. These legal services include:
Prenuptial agreements (Prenups)
Same Sex Relationships
Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers Providing Care, Compassion and Confidentiality
Prenuptial agreements refer to written and binding financial agreements signed by both parties involved. It states the extent of maintenance to be provided to any spouse in the event of a divorce.
For a prenup to be valid, it must not be under duress, obtained by fraud, undue influence, or be deemed impractical.
If you are considering getting a prenup, please make an appointment with one of our prenuptial agreement lawyers to discuss the various options available to you and ensure that you avoid potential issues in the future.
Prenuptial agreement matters are very sensitive, our lawyers are trusted and experienced in handling matters relating to prenups, same sex, and de facto relationships. So whether you’re getting married or in a de facto relationship in Queensland, contact us today.