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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court
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In January of this year my 13 year de facto relationship ended.

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In January of this year my 13 year de facto relationship ended. The past 8-9years we had purchased and built a house which we lived in together, I did not put any money down initially,but had contributed in every other way that a person in a de facto relationship would. Whether it was bills,furniture,concreting,lawn,groceries etc. For the past 20-22months I was paying absolutely everything including the mortgage. She says I'm entitled to nothing as I didn't put any money initially down. Where do I stand and what if any are my chances of seeing a financial settlement. As I have moved States to try and rebuild my life and as a43year old with 2 children whom I have access to,I would like to be in a more stable financial position. I'm very worried because don't have money to throw around and my worldly possessions are a $4000 car and my clothes. Need help to start over again.Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
Hello13 years is what is considered a lengthy marriage / de facto.Thus you are entitled to at the very least 40% of the home, alone, based on what you have said.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is that it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's all of my response?
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
No, just as intro
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
In respect of the matter, you would be entitled to 40% of the value of the home. I would suggest that you speak to him / her and have them pay you out that value.
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.
http://www.familycourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/forms-and-fees/court-forms/form-topics/applications/initiating-applicationIf they do not agree you can file in court.