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.
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