No. De-factos are in a worse position than married people as the law which applies in their case is not the same as applied to married persons. Whenever people are involved in a de-facto relationship they should seek appropriate legal advice to find out their rights and obligations to their ex-partners once the relationship ceases.
- Can the Department of Immigration officials carry out enquiries and investigations that they consider relevant?
- What can I do where I am being threatened by my ex-partner who has a history of violence towards me?