De Facto Relationships

James Legal Consultants can advise on steps to take before or during a defacto relationship to prevent later arguments in the event the relationship breaks down. We are also involved in assisting parties who, following the breakdown of a defacto relationship, must resort to proceedings in the Court.

Recent legislative changes in Western Australia enable parties to certain defacto relationships (including same sex couples) to access an equivalent range of remedies in the Family Court with regard to financial matters to those presently available to married couples.

The law regarding parenting arrangements and child support is generally applicable to all children in the same manner, irrespective of whether the parents are in a marriage or defacto relationship.

For professional assistance with Enforcement of Agreements, please contact James Legal Consultants using the Contact Us link above.