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Recent Developments in Family Law: De Facto Property Settlement

de facto property settlement

Chancellor & McCoy [2016] FCCA 53 (25 January 2016)

This matter was heard by Judge Turner in the Brisbane Registry of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. This is a very interesting case where the court delivered a very clear and concise judgement in relation to when and how the court can make an order for a de facto property settlement.

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Property Rights In Same Sex Relationships

Property rights in same sex relationships

Many couples in same-sex relationships have little understanding of their rights to assets or income should they separate.  Some people assume:

  •  they did not have any rights whereas in fact they did;
  •  they had to pay their ex-partner money after separation whereas in fact they did not have to;
  •  the whole issue of property settlements is only for ‘married people’.

Below is a general overview of property rights for same-sex couples in the event of separation.

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