De Facto & Same-sex Relationship Law - Family Lawyers Newcastle
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About De Facto & Same-sex Relationship Law

About De Facto & Same-sex Relationship Law

 

Section 90SM of the Family Law Act 1975 is relevant to a Court determining what Order to make in property matters concerning de facto parties, or same-sex parties. Factors to be taken into account include:

 

  • The financial contributions made directly or indirectly by, or on behalf of a party to the relationship.
  • Any non-financial contributions made directly or indirectly.
  • The contributions by the parties to the welfare of the family.
  • The effect of any proposed Order upon the earning capacity of either party.
  • The age and state of health of each party.
  • The income, property and financial resources.
  • Whether either party has the care or control of a child.
  • The commitments of each party that are necessary to enable the party to support themselves or a child.
  • The responsibility of either party to support any other person.
  • The eligibility of either party for a pension allowance or benefit.
  • Any child support that a party has paid or is, or might be liable to provide in the future.
  • The financial circumstances relating to co-habitation with another person.
  • The extent and the duration of the relationship.

 

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