Calley Rajah Family Lawyers provides expert family law services to all types of families. Same-sex families may have some unique family law issues. On the whole, however, same-sex couples have access to the same family law processes as opposite-sex de facto couples. For example, same-sex couples are treated identically to opposite-sex de facto couples for the purpose of property settlement. Same-sex couples can also apply for spousal support and have access to the same courts and dispute resolution services.
Same-sex couples often experience their greatest legal challenges when it comes to children. How the law treats each parent in a same-sex couple will depend on how the child was conceived and the role that each parent played in the child’s upbringing. As the law is not always consistent, the assistance of an Accredited Family Law Specialist is a vital step in assessing your rights in this area.