Am I entitled to a property settlement?
If a de facto relationship exists, a de facto party can seek a property adjustment and/or spousal maintenance orders provided that:
1. One of the following applies:
- The de facto relationship exists for at least 2 years
- There is a child of the de facto relationship and that child is a child from both of the de facto parties
- One or both of the parties to the de facto relationship made substantial contributions to the joint property pool such that it would be unjust not to make a property adjustment
- The relationship is or was registered as a prescribed kind of relationship (for example, in Queensland, pursuant to the Relationships Act 2011 (Queensland))
2. The de facto relationship has ended (meaning that the desire to end the relationship has been communicated from one partner to the other).
3. The time limit has not expired.