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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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    QLD Name on land mortgage but not on land deeds, Defacto split. My rights?

    Is my brother considered a 50% owner of the land without his name on the deeds. He has his name on the mortgage for the land and pays 50% of this monthly. Hi partner advised he should not put his name on the deeds due to securing finance. They have split but were in a DeFacto relationship for...
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    QLD What are my rights with land that I am paying for in Defacto split.

    My brother's partner has told him to leave after a 7-year relationship and living together for 3 of those years. Six months ago, they purchased some land together to build a home. They have now split, and he needs to know his rights over the land. She is the only name on the title/deeds as she...
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    VIC Family excluding Defacto after death

    Hi Sorry if long, but my DeFacto partner of 15 years passed away and I was his next of kin on the hospital contact list. We have a house we both lived in for 7 years which has automatically transferred to me. After his death, his interfering sister from interstate decided to come and take things...
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    VIC Defacto separation and financial agreements.

    Hello My defacto and I are very likely separating after approx 13 years. His health is declining due to excess alcohol and nearing retirement in a few months. I am 7 years younger. He is very writing and technology illiterate, so wants everything done by me, at my time and unpaid costs although...
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    Defacto Subpoenaed police records

    Hi there, My partner is going through family law process. Interim orders have been made. I have been with my partner for 18 months now. He has just become self represented due to not being able to afford any more legal fees. His ex has Legal Aid. I have just received an email to my work email...
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    NSW Can my ex defacto sell my car?

    I own a little barina 2019 model. It is my first new car. Everything has been manageable at home but now over an argument my now ex has decided he wants to sell my car. A couple of things: 1. car is paid in full 2. Its has been transferred into my name 3. His parents originally bought it for him...
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    VIC Settlement and new defacto partner

    My ex and I have been separated 4 years. We are finally doing entering financial property settlement discussions. He has a new defacto partner. In agreeing on the property pool, current financial positions, etc do her assets / any assets they now have as joint, earning potential, etc come in...
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    NSW Defacto with separate life

    Sorry if this is a long question but I am in need of a legal answer to where I stand. I met my partner approximately 30-35 years ago and fell madly in love and of course trust came with it as is usual. My partner had been married at 18 and him and his wife had a baby girl 7 months after the...
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    My friend has filed a divorce with the condition/signed documents that their house will become the property of her husband and that she will no longer have the rights to the property. She gave up her rights but after some time she went back to live with her child (16 years old) and husband...
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    NSW defacto relationship

    Hi, I'm in a de facto relationship of 4 half years, both my partner and I have children and separate wills before we met and other assets. We have currently moved into his property that he owns we have built a house, which I have contributed with all everything that is in house, financial and...