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When this Division applies--length of relationship etc.

                   A court may make an order under section 90SE, 90SG or 90SM, or a declaration under section 90SL, in relation to a de facto relationship only if the court is satisfied:

                     (a)  that the period, or the total of the periods, of the de facto relationship is at least 2 years; or

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

                     (c)  that:

                              (i)  the party to the de facto relationship who applies for the order or declaration made substantial contributions of a kind mentioned in paragraph 90SM(4)(a), (b) or (c); and

                             (ii)  a failure to make the order or declaration would result in serious injustice to the applicant; or

                     (d)  that the relationship is or was registered under a prescribed law of a State or Territory.

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

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