The proprietary consequences of loving and living together

Cooper, Donna M. (2004) The proprietary consequences of loving and living together. University of Tasmania Law Review, 23(1), pp. 45-67.

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Tasmania has recently followed a strong legislative trend across Australia to elevate the legal rights of heterosexual and same sex de facto couples to the same level as their married counterparts by enacting the Relation-ships Act 2003(Tas). This legislation repealed the De Facto Relationships Act 1999(Tas) which had previously provided a legislative framework for property adjustment for separating de facto cou-ples. Unlike the previous legislation, the Relationships Act applies not only to heterosexual, but also to same sex couples, and provides them with equal rights to their heterosexual counterparts. Moreover, the act expands the rights of de facto couples by providing them with a voluntary process by which they can achieve legal recognition of their relationships.

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ID Code: 4949
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: same, sex, de facto, property adjustment, family law, registration of relationship, human rights, equality before the law
ISSN: 0082-2108
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 University of Tasmania
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:15

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