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Hi all,
My partner had to leave to come see me in a rush and had to enter on an ETA, she's now on a 600 visa which will give us enough time to be together for 12 months to fulfill the requirement for a de facto relationship.

Of course since she hasn't left the country since she first arrived she isn't legally allowed to work and therefore cannot contribute much financially, we both live with my parents and I'm not entirely sure how to prove that we're in a de facto relationship once the 12 months elapses.

Is the requirement that both people are paying for things? I can get notorized statements from friends, family. I can get receipts for things we've done together but I can't show that she's contributed financially.

Is this required? What do I do?
 

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It is not unusual for one partner to support the other. There are many different ways in which you can have combined your financial affairs.It's not just about household spending.
 

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You need to explain how your relationship deals with the money aspects of things.

Explain exactly how you have done that - think outside of that small box. Life is never as we expect it should be, but we are all still alive to tell that story.
 

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Sharing finances can actually be simple, even when only one is earning.

The earner shares their income with the other, and the non-earner shares in the job of spending the money.

It's actually common, and it is sharing finances.
 

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Sorry, what do you mean?
Just provide a statement explaining your financial arrangements, set up a joint bank account, make a basic will, look into becoming your partner's superannuation beneficiary, take out a cheap life insurance, get added to the car insurance, put anything substantial you buy in both names and so on. These are all financial aspects of the relationship.
 

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Just provide a statement explaining your financial arrangements, set up a joint bank account, make a basic will, look into becoming your partner's superannuation beneficiary, take out a cheap life insurance, get added to the car insurance, put anything substantial you buy in both names and so on. These are all financial aspects of the relationship.
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