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What happens to marriage property if your spouse becomes bankrupt?

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?

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?

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...

What effect does marriage have on a will?

Filed under: Wills, Marriage and Civil Partnerships

If you have already created a will, congratulations! Having a will is one of the most important documents that a person can produce if they have a number...

LGBTI and Family Law

Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Defacto Relationships, Family Law

Same sex relationships have become more recognised in society and along with this same sex families have developed. We live in a day and age where sociocultural...

What are the current laws in relation to marriage involving a transgender person in Australia?

Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Many people are probably aware that the current Australian position in relation to marriage is that it must be a union between a man and a woman at the...

What are the legal effects of registering same-sex relationships?

Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Defacto Relationships

The ACT, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria have relationship registration and civil partnership schemes granting formal recognition to couples who...

Marriage equality - what difference would it make?

Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Defacto Relationships, Family Law

Whether same sex marriage is legislated or not in the coming years, those in de facto relationships in Australia have generally the same rights and entitlements...

Evaluation of the 2012 Family Law Act Family Violence Amendments

Filed under: AVO/Domestic Violence, Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Family Law

Discussion of the results of an evaluation of the 2012 amendments to the Family Law Act which were designed to improve responses to family violence and...

Queensland Bill introduced to restore civil ceremonies for same-sex couples

Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Family Law

Discussion of the Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 which proposes to restore provisions in theRelationships Act 2011...

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