Tag Archives: de facto couples

I can’t afford a lawyer, he has the money

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It is possible to get a court order for the other party to pay your legal fees It is common for us to hear people say their ex-partner controls all the money and they can’t afford a lawyer. Usually in these situations there is actually money in the asset pool, but it is tied up […]

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Why can’t same-sex couples get married under Australian law? – You could help change this unfair law.

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  Senator David Leyonhjelm will introduce his ‘Freedom to Marry’ bill to the senate today. Although the Senator has been referred to as conservative, he is getting behind the marriage equality push as he believes that everyone should “have the freedom to choose their own path” as quoted in The Age newspaper. Same-sex marriage is […]

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I love you, will you register me?

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It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as “will you marry me?” does it?  However amendments to Queensland legislation have recently seen the Civil Partnership Act now changed to the Relationship Act 2011. The Relationship Act 2011 removes any state sanctioned ceremonies when entering registered relationships and yet again waters down law recognising […]

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