Are we in a defacto relationship?
This is a question most couples do not consider until the relationship comes to an end and they are faced with the realisation that they may very well be subject to the same legal requirements as marrried couples.
In Australia and New Zealand specifically, the phrase “de facto” by itself has become a colloquial term for one’s domestic partner. In Australia, it is the legally recognized, committed relationship of a couple living together (opposite-sex or same-sex). The time frame usually considered by the courts as defacto is two years.
Like married couples, defacto couples can reach an agreement on their own about property division and parenting arrangements without seeking the advice of family law lawyers.
SPLIT is ideal in this situation.