De facto Relationships

What constitutes a de facto relationship is a complex issue. Many people believe that there is a short time frame of living to together (usually 8 – 10 weeks). This is not correct however and it depends on the nature of the relationship and the financial or other support provided between the parties rather than the time together.

FAQ

What is domestic violence? Does it have to be physical?

What is domestic violence? Does it have to be physical?

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behaviour in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.

What if domestic violence has occurred during the marriage?

What if domestic violence has occurred during the marriage?

If there is evidence of domestic violence within the marriage, parties will go straight to Court and avoid dispute resolution processes. Domestic violence is when one person in the relationship, participates in violent or threatening behaviour that causes a family member to feel controlled or fearful. This may include physical or sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, economic abuse, deprivation of liberty, stalking or other circumstances. If you have experienced any form of domestic violence, an Application for a Protection Order can be made at any Magistrates Court.

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