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How do I know if I am a de facto?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no hard and fast rule about whether or not you are a de facto for the purpose of family provision claims.  

The court will consider a range of factors including but not limited to the public nature of your relationship, whether you had children and whether or not you shared a bank account.

NB: You don't have to meet all of this criteria in order to be a 'de facto'. Every case is different.

See: Am I a De Facto for Family Provision Purposes? to read more.

Alternatively, just call us on 1800 720 211. An experienced will dispute lawyer will answer the phone.