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What are the legal differences between marriage and a de

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what are the legal differences between marriage and a de facto relationship?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Queensland
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I just want some background information on the legal differences (rights) between marriage and de facto relationships.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks

Hi, I am Leon, a NSW Solicitor. I will be assisting you with your question. If you choose a telephone call, you will be charged an additional fee.

Good Morning

With a marriage the only evidence you need to provide is a marriage certificate. That is proof that you are married.

With a defacto the proof required is much greater.

The family law act section 4AA sets out what the law applies

Here is a link that explains why it is not a simple thing to prove defacto.

http://familylaw.diamondconway.com.au/proving-a-de-facto-relationship-in-the-family-courts/

Where if you have a marriage certificate there is no argument. You are married.

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