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Are you currently living with your partner in a relationship without the accompanying “ball and chain” of marriage?  Are you in a committed relationship but maintain separate residences?  Do you sleep at each other’s house each week but have not “officially” moved in together?

Under Australian Law, de facto couples have substantially the same rights and liabilities as married couples, with regard to property settlements during separations. This includes claims for spousal maintenance and superannuation “splits”.

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