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Family Law

Same-sex Couples

If you are experiencing a same sex legal dispute we understand the issues and aim to achieve a successful fair outcome.

Australian law recognises that same-sex couples and their children are entitled to receive the same level of protection under the law as heterosexual couples and their families. Reforms to Australian law regarding same-sex couples came into effect in March 2009. The reforms ensure that same-sex couples and their families are recognised and have the same entitlements as opposite-sex de facto couples when it comes to issues such as health care, child support, workers compensation, veterans’ entitlements and social security.

Current laws allow those leaving an unsuccessful same-sex relationship to pursue property and financial settlements following a separation, using the same laws and Court as a married couple. Under new same-sex laws, same-sex couples can also apply for child support agreements with the Child Support Agency.

If you’re in a same-sex relationship and want more information on your legal rights, or need help negotiating financial, property and parenting issues should your same-sex relationship break down, please contact us to discuss your situation.

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