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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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