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At One Law, we are committed to delivering outstanding legal services and achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. Our client Mark*, found himself facing a challenging legal situation. He was subjected to a de facto property claim by a former partner, who was seeking a substantial property adjustment of over $750,000, along with spousal maintenance. She claimed that they had been in a de facto relationship and therefore had legal grounds for such claims.

Mark* turned to One Law for legal representation and we took immediate action to protect his interests. We carefully examined the facts of the case and crafted a robust defense strategy. We argued that there was no de facto relationship between Mark* and his former partner. Alternatively, we contended that if the Court did find a de facto relationship, it was for a period of less than two years. Under the Family Law Act and based on various other legal reasons, we asserted that she was not entitled to a property claim.

Our dedicated legal team presented Mark’s* case before the Court, tirelessly advocating for his rights and interests. We meticulously demonstrated that the applicant did not meet the threshold requirements for a property claim under the Family Law Act.

As a result of our unwavering efforts and strong legal arguments, the Court concluded that, indeed, a de facto relationship existed but for a duration of less than two years. Consequently, the applicant’s claim was dismissed, and Mark* was not required to make any property adjustment or spousal maintenance payments.

This matter exemplifies our commitment to delivering effective legal solutions and securing favorable outcomes for our clients. We are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights, whether they are facing complex family law matters or any other legal challenges.

If you or someone you know are experiencing a similar situation, call us on 02 9119 2232. We’re here to provide expert guidance, strong representation and a commitment to achieving the best possible results for you. Trust One Law to stand by your side in your legal journey!

*Name in the article has been changed to protect the privacy of our client.

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