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Relationships, separation and divorce

Relationships, separation and divorce

How family law applies to couples who are married, in a de facto or same-sex relationship. Information about separation and divorce. 



Separation is when you and your partner stop living together as a couple. It is possible to be separated while still living in the same house.  More...



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 (who can be of the same or opposite sex) live together in a marriage-like relationship but are not married.  More...


Last reviewed: 30/10/2012

Last modified: 31/03/2015 10:42 AM


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