De facto changes to commence 1 March

De facto changes to commence 1 March

The changes to the Family Law Act so that de facto couples can access the Family and Federal Magistrates Courts about property settlement and spousal maintenance commence 1 March 2009.

Click here for the Governor-General’s proclamation (word doc).

The changes will mean that de facto couples who separate after that date in all of Australia (except South Australia and Western Australia) will automatically come under the Family Law Act.

Those considering separating should get advice now. There may be major differences in what they might be entitled to depending on when they separate.

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