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Same Sex De Facto Relationships - Time Limits

  • If you have been in a same sex de facto relationship and are now separated, you should seek legal advice about your rights, entitlements and obligations. There are important time limits.
  • Generally you have two years from the date of your separation to make a claim for property settlement and/or spousal maintenance under the current laws. If you do not apply within that time, you have to ask for the Court’s permission to apply to the Court. This can be expensive and the Court will not automatically allow an application to proceed out of time.