(1) For this Act, 2 persons are in a de facto relationship if they are not married but have a marriage-like relationship.
(2) To determine whether 2 persons are in a de facto relationship, all the circumstances of their relationship must be taken into account, including such of the following matters as are relevant in the circumstances of the particular case:
(a) the duration of the relationship;
(b) the nature and extent of common residence;
(c) whether or not a sexual relationship exists;
(d) the degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between them;
(e) the ownership, use and acquisition of property;
(f) the degree of mutual commitment to a shared life;
(g) the care and support of children;
(h) the performance of household duties;
(i) the reputation and public aspects of their relationship.
(3) For subsection (2), the following matters are irrelevant:
(a) the persons are different sexes or the same sex;
(b) either of the persons is married to another person;
(c) either of the persons is in another de facto relationship.