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Declarations about existence of de facto relationships

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  an application is made for an order under section 90SE, 90SG or 90SM, or a declaration under section 90SL; and

                     (b)  a claim is made, in support of the application, that a de facto relationship existed between the applicant and another person;

the court may, for the purposes of those proceedings (the primary proceedings ), declare that a de facto relationship existed, or never existed, between those 2 persons.

             (2)  A declaration under subsection (1) of the existence of a de facto relationship may also declare any or all of the following:

                     (a)  the period, or periods, of the de facto relationship for the purposes of paragraph 90SB(a);

                     (b)  whether there is a child of the de facto relationship;

                     (c)  whether one of the parties to the de facto relationship made substantial contributions of a kind mentioned in paragraph 90SM(4)(a), (b) or (c);

                     (d)  when the de facto relationship ended;

                     (e)  where each of the parties to the de facto relationship was ordinarily resident during the de facto relationship.

Note:          For child of a de facto relationship , see section 90RB.

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