Stacks can advise you on your legal rights as a same sex couple, and any issues arising from the breakdown of your same sex relationship.
The Family Law Act makes no distinction in relation to the respective genders of the two parties in a de facto relationship. When a same-sex relationship ends, there may be a dispute about appropriate property settlement or the financial maintenance of one party by another. There may also be parenting arrangements which need resolution, or which would benefit from being formalised as consent orders or pursuant to court orders.
The court will apply the same parenting principles as it does for children with parents of different genders, including regarding where the children live and how they spend time with each party, child support, adoption, or any other children’s matters that may be relevant to your relationship.
Stacks Law Firm can advise you on your rights as a same sex couple, including distribution of property, maintenance and matters concerning children in the event that your relationship breaks down. We will look at the details of your particular situation and help you reach an agreement with your former partner that offers you the best long-term outcome. In all matters we will try to facilitate agreement between both parties in order to avoid the need for a court hearing.
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