De facto separation

De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia

Amy James
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 23/07/2019

60-Second Summary: It might come as a surprise to many but currently, in Western Australia, superannuation is not considered an asset for the purpose of a property division between de facto couples following a separation. This means that, unlike in any other Australian state or territory, superannuation cannot be split or transferred between de facto … Continue reading “De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia”


3 Things You Need To Know About De Facto Relationship Law

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

There are a lot of misconceptions about de facto relationships, especially when it comes to what happens when a de facto couple separates. In fact, many de facto couples themselves don’t even know where they stand legally. That’s why it’s important to find out sooner rather than later in the event of a separation. Here … Continue reading “3 Things You Need To Know About De Facto Relationship Law”


Please! Be careful how you browse online – a Family Lawyer’s perspective

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

You are being tracked… If you are thinking of separating, you have likely jumped on to Google to start researching divorce, property settlement and arrangements for your children, and how to go about achieving these outcomes. In the process, I assume you will have visited the website of the Family Court of Western Australia, and … Continue reading “Please! Be careful how you browse online – a Family Lawyer’s perspective”


De Facto Relationship Law – Is My Partner Entitled To Half The House?

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 04/07/2019

Believe it or not, Family Lawyers are actually human and often partake in a drink or two at their local watering hole.  Whilst participating in such a favoured past time, I am often brought into and/or overhear conversations about the legal status and implications of de facto relationships in Australia. During the course of those … Continue reading “De Facto Relationship Law – Is My Partner Entitled To Half The House?”