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Children of a De Facto Relationship

There is no power under the Property (Relationships) Act to deal with children of a De Facto Relationship. Any dispute involving children of a De Facto Relationship are heard under the Family Law Act either in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court. Children’s issues may also be heard in New South Wales’ Local Courts, exercising the jurisdiction of the Family Law Act, however, many of these matters are often transferred to either the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court of Australia.

For more information please refer to our Disputes Involving Children page.

Our family law team can help you find out where you stand, contact us