Changes for unmarried couples

What happens when you are in a de facto relationship and everything turns sour?

Since the 1st of March unmarried couples, in a separation, will beĀ open to the same claims and treatment by the courts as a marital divorce.

Family courts will be able to make decisions on the distribution of property, superannuation and children. These laws also apply to same-sex couples.

A seminar about the laws and what they mean will be held next Tuesday at the City Gallery. Peter Chodat of Kells Lawyers took the time to explain the laws and what they mean for unmarried couples this afternoon to Crossfire.

For more information on the seminar call Kells Lawyers on 42219321