Monday, August 22, 2011

What is a de facto?

Following on from last week’s post, I thought it would be useful to also summarise the definition of 'de facto'.

This particular definition is taken from the Family Law Act (Section 4AA).

In summary, a person will be in a de facto relationship with another person, if:

(a) the persons are not legally married to each other; and

(b) the persons are not related by family (see subsection (6)); and

(c) having regard to all the circumstances of their relationship, they have a
relationship as a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis.

A link to the above definition is -

Until next week.