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De Facto Threshold Test

May 20, 2015

Carr & Co

De facto threshold test – Are you living in a de-facto relationship that is “marriage-like” Truman and Clifton [2010] FCWA 91

de facto relationship lawyersThe Family Court of Western Australia has jurisdiction to make property orders between parties if they are satisfied that the parties have lived in a de facto relationship that is “marriage-like”. It is a common misconception that living with someone means you are in a de facto relationship. Chief Judge Thackray’s decision in the case of Truman and Clifton [2010] FCWA 91 confirms that there is a significant difference between living with someone and living in a relationship that is “marriage-like”.

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Are you in a de-facto relationship