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Category: Australia Law
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I have been in a defacto relationship past 5 years with my

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Customer: I have been in a defacto relationship for the past 5 years with my partner but he is still legally married to someone else. He has gone through a property settlement with her 4 years ago but I am bothered that he is still not divorced
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Customer: I just want to know if anything happens to him has she any claim on my property
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 12 months ago.

Good Evening

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

Yes she can still make a claim on his estate if he passes because she is married to him.

If he does not have a will he should make one and he should consider divorcing and ending the former relationship

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Leon