Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

Jurisdiction over de facto relationships

Since the introduction of the Western Australian legislation governing de facto relationships, family lawyers in Perth have assisted de facto partners in property matters, mediation and litigation. A de facto relationship is where two individuals live together in a marriage-like relationship. There are no specific requirements for a relationship to be deemed ‘de facto’, although there are many relevant factors taken into account such as the duration of the relationship, degree of financial dependence, and caring for children.