Things to consider when partners separate
Do you have a friend or relative who has just separated? If so, the information below should help. What is meant by separation? Separation in Family Law refers to an irretrievable breakdown of a marriage or irreconcilable breakdown of a de facto relationship (which also includes same sex couples). There is no need or ability to register a separation under Australian Family Law. Separation is a fact which must be proven if it is disputed by the other party at a later time.