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In law and government, de facto ( day FAK-toh, dee -⁠; Latin: dē factō pronounced [deː ˈfaktoː], "in fact") describes practices that exist in reality, even though they are not officially recognized by laws. It is commonly used to refer to what happens in practice, in contrast with de jure ("by law"), which refers to things that happen according to law.

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    WA De facto split

    My son (Australian Citizen) has been living De Facto with his Irish girlfriend (non Australian citizen but has PR) for the last 4yrs. They have 1yr child together. They are going to split as she now wants to return to Ireland with the child. He has a house (in his name only) that they live in &...
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    WA - 485 de facto partner Subsequent Entrant

    My girlfriend is applying her Post Graduate Visa (485) in October 2020 , and I am planning to apply a subsequent Entrant on my partner visa before my 485 visa expires in October 2021. However, we've just been living together since July 2020 and won't meet the " one-year de facto relationship...
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    NSW Am I in de facto relationship?

    Hi all, I’ve brought my girlfriend from Russia On a tourist visa in November to see how our relationship will go and whether we should take next step to marry. So we’ve been living at my place since then, though just to evaluate the relationship and it was also mentioned in my invitation...
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    QLD Does Ex De Facto Partner Have Rights to Share My House?

    Hi all, I need some help on where to turn next or what to do. I am not sure if I was in a de facto relationship at the end, but we were earlier on in the relationship. Myself and partner - English and Korean (now both Australian Citizens and she came in on my de facto visa - but we broke up...
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    QLD Rules of thumb to minimise risk of De Facto

    I am looking for general rules of thumb to follow when allowing a partner/girlfriend (with whom one is having a sexual relationship) to stay over in one's house so that the risk of being judged to be in a De Facto relationship is minimised in the event of any future relationship breakdown. I...
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    WA Registration in WA (Perth) for De facto?

    Really want to add my partner to my student visa. I'm starting in Febuary 2020 and she is coming on a WHV in April 2020 from the UK just to get herself to Australia and start building De facto status and of course to avoid doing a long distance relationship for too long. I graduated from my...
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    WA How to Get a De Facto Certificate?

    Hello. My partner and I both live in WA and need to obtain certification of our de facto relationship for an overseas expat working visa. I've seen various comments online to the effect that it is possible to register a de facto relationship in WA, but no information anywhere as to how! Does...
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    QLD Sons De facto split with Property

    Hi, My son was in a de facto relationship for 4 years, 2 years cohabitating, bought a house together 1 year ago. Both names on the mortgage. Now she has ended the relationship, they have agreed to sell the property and split all assets 50/50. My son has just moved out as he feels uncomfortable...
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    WA De facto relationship

    If I'm in a defacto relationship ,and my partner initiates a family court settlement case for her previous marriage, and she loses the case, but she is broke and cannot afford to pay the other sides costs. Can I be liable to have to pay them?
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    NSW De Facto seperation. I am bread winner AND primary carer to child

    Looking for advice. I am in a de facto relationship with a New Zealand citizen who is not a resident or citizen of Australia but of course has full work rights for Australia. I bought an apartment BEFORE i met my partner with my parents as guarantor. I rented out my apartment to start with...