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  • 11 Family Law
  • Relationships
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This chapter explains the types of familial relationships recognised by the law as well as the impact of the law’s recognition of a relationship on property, wills and estates and family planning.


Family Law is a large body of law that covers many areas of family relationships. Family law governs areas of our lives such as marriage, relationships, divorce, child support, custody of children, division of property, and adoption. It is an important area of the law, and a fluid one. Family law...

De Facto and Same-Sex Relationships

Tasmanian law: significant relationships De facto relationships are called ‘Significant Relationships’ under Tasmanian law. This includes same-sex couples. By registering a relationship, and receiving a Deed of Relationship, a couple have immediate access to relationship rights, and do not need ...


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