Family Provision Applications – Disentitling Conduct

A family provision application for orders for further and better provision from a deceased person’s estate (whether leaving a Will or having died intestate) may in the Court’s discretion be refused an order if the Applicant’s character or conduct is such as to disentitle them to the benefit of an order under section 41(1) of…

When does a relationship become a “de facto relationship”?

In family law matters (particularly property settlement matters), it is important to determine whether you and your partner are considered to be in a de facto relationship or not. If you satisfy the criteria for a de facto relationship, then there may be various implications if you separate.