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VLA resources for clients about de facto relationships

Information that VLA provides for clients that is relevant to de facto relationships.

VLA website

The VLA website has information that may be useful for people in de facto relationshis:

VLA publications

Our website also has resources including publications to help to resolve a family dispute:

Fact sheets

VLA has produced list of fact sheets to help people who want information about family law trials:

  • How to run your family law case: representing yourself at final hearing
  • How to prove your family law case: rules about what you can say in court
  • How to change your family law court order

See Fact sheets for clients(opens in a new window).