by number4  17/11/2012  282 Page Views
3 Comments  Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Hi,
Is 4 years considered a significant amount of time living together in a defacto?
Scenario-
-The ex is making a claim for my assets, 100% of which were prior owned     (yes I wish I did a pre-nup)
-There are 2 mortgages, I offered her one (not much equity since the GFC)
-She has 2 children from previous marriage and She receives substantial maintenance from her ex hubby. (no other children)

If a general split goes 50/50, after how many years of sharing a house does that split start to operate? (4 years seems a short time)
Do debts accrued during the relationship count for anything- ie can they also be shared?
Thanks for your views.