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QLD De Facto - Will Consent Orders Stand?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Evi, 10 May 2016.

  1. Evi

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    We are ready to draw up consent orders in the event of a split with regards to our property (we don't share children). Should we get married, however, will those orders still stand even though they were approved while in a de facto? We just can't afford a binding financial agreement, but I put in a huge amount of money - much more than my partner - and I want to safeguard it.
     
  2. Rod

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    Only if the agreement explicitly mentions marriage and says it survives getting married. Even then it can be challenged. Chances are you need a well worded document done with legal assistance for it to be semi-binding. This is not something you just throw together yourself.
     
  3. Evi

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    Thank you - I can see that safeguarding what I brought to the relationship requires an investment.
     

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