Rights for Same Sex Couples

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Same Sex Couples

Under the Family Law, same sex couples have the same rights in both de facto relationships and in marriage as heterosexual couples.
Ferrall & Co. have vast experience when it comes to supporting de facto and married couples with managing their separation, property settlement and parenting agreements to help move forward to more positive futures.
Our team supports our clients through these emotionally tense times with the upmost respect, genuine care and expert advice to see matters resolved fairly, quickly and accurately.
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are in a genuine domestic relationship and lived together for at least two years (less if you have a child or children), we advise you apply to the Court for de facto financial orders within two years of the relationship breakdown. After this two-year period, one of you will need the Court’s permission to apply out of time.

There is no limitation period on applying to the Court when it comes to parenting matters.

In order to make an Application for Divorce in Australia;

  • the married couple must have been separated for at least 12 months;
  • one of the parties must regard Australia as their home and intend to reside in Australia permanently;
  • one of the parties must be an Australian citizen by birth, decent or grant of Australian Citizenship;
  • the couple must have lived in Australia and done so for 12 months immediately before filing the application for divorce.

An application for divorce can be made by you or your spouse, or it can be made jointly. If you are making the application on your own, you will need to satisfy the Court that your spouse has been properly served and is on notice of the application.

We offer fixed fee initial consultations for these types of matters and often offer fixed fee agreements throughout the management of your case.

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The best way forward is with Ferrall & Co. With over 15 years’ experience, we’ve got your back.

Family Law

Family legal issues are sensitive and complex, but we can guide you through this time with honesty, integrity and expert advice.


When a married couple’s relationship breaks down due to issues that cannot be resolved, the couple has a right to divorce according to Australian law.

Parenting Orders

Ferrall & Co. are passionate about supporting families and seeing the best outcomes achieved, especially for the children involved in a family separation.


When couples separate, they need to fairly divide their property that they acquired during their relationship. Property in this case doesn’t just mean real estate.

De Facto Couples

If you have been in a relationship where you were not legally married, you may be considered a de-facto couple.

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Ferrall & Co. are experienced in and dedicated to delivering the best outcome in family court cases. When you need a lawyer you can trust; we’ve got your back. Contact us for an obligation free assessment of your matter.
For these services we offer fixed fees for initial consultations and can often offer fixed fee agreements to work through your case.

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