A de facto relationship may exist where a couple lives together on a genuine domestic basis. If you were in a de facto relationship and have now separated, under de facto family law in Western Australia you may be entitled to property settlement or spousal maintenance as though you had been married.
We invite you to provide everything you would like to tell our lawyers during your first appointment, as well as any questions you have. Some of the information that may be useful could include:
- When you and your de facto partner began living together;
- Whether you lived together and for how long;
- When your de facto partner might say you started living together;
- When you and your de facto partner separated;
- When your de facto partner might say you separated;
- Whether there was a sexual relationship;
- The extent of any financial dependence;
- How you chose to own property and whether you owned property together;
- The commitment to a shared life;
- Whether you cared for or supported children; and
- The public aspects of your relationship.