De Facto Relationships

As from 1 March 2009, most Queensland de facto relationships fall under the Family Law Act 1975.  

What is a De Facto Relationship?

The Macquarie Dictionary defines De Facto Wife as “a woman who lives with a man as his wife, but is not married to himThe Macquarie Dictionary defines a De Facto Husband as “a man who lives with a woman as her husband, but is not married to her”. 

However, the Family Law Act has a much wider definition of “De Facto Relationships”.

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