I would like to understand what my mother's entitlements are in relation to her "union" with her partner ( de facto relationship). Some background My mother is 72 years of age and her partner is about 80 years of age. They are both retired. My mother is living off the pension and her partner appears to be well off with investments properties and incomes. They have been living together for 18 months in his home. My mother was renting and sold or gave away some of her belongings (furniture and other goods) to move in with him. He placed a lot of pressure on her at that time to make the decision to move in and they seemed happy together for a while however lately he has been pressuring my mother to sign a legal document which would entitle her to some annuity income (about $5,000 per annum) and a small property (one of his investment properties) after he passes away. My mother has received legal advice not to sign as it is not in her best interests. However my mother's partner is putting increasing pressure on her to sign saying that he is getting old and he is afraid she might not be entitled to receive anything from his estate after he passes away unless she signs. I think he is simply trying to limit how much she is entitled to when he passes away knowing it is much more than he is willing to offer her.