Marriage and Civil Partnerships

The definition of marriage as it currently stands in Australia in s 5 of the Marriage Act is “…the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.” A similar definition can also be found in the Family Law Act. Additionally, the ACT has enacted the Civil Partnerships Act 2008 (ACT) which applies to same-sex and opposite-sex couples.


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What happens to marriage property if your spouse becomes bankrupt?

Date: 07 Nov 2017, Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Property

What happens to property if your husband or wife becomes bankrupt? The general law in Australia.

What are the requirements for bringing a de facto partner from another country?

Date: 17 Oct 2017, Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Defacto Relationships, Family Law

With all the positive attributes associated with living in Australia, it is perhaps of little surprise that people from other nations would also wish to...

When are marriages conducted outside of Australia considered invalid?

Date: 06 Oct 2017, Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Immigration

It’s probably a fair assumption that many Australians and migrants have not married within the country, but instead have been married overseas. It may...


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