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Relationships - breakdown

What exactly is separation, versus divorce, and how are things different for married, de facto, and same-sex couples. 

 

Separation

Separation is when you and your partner stop living together.  More...

 

    

 Applying for divorce

Divorce is the official legal ending of a marriage.  More...

De facto and same-sex relationships

A de facto relationship is a relationship where two people, including same-sex, live together in a marriage-like relationship but are not married.  More...

 

 

 Last reviewed: 01/09/2010

Last Modified: 08/10/2012

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