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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 69ZM

Proceedings to which this Division applies

             (1)  This Division applies to proceedings that are wholly under this Part.

             (2)  This Division also applies to proceedings that are partly under this Part:

                     (a)  to the extent that they are proceedings under this Part; and

                     (b)  if the parties to the proceedings consent--to the extent that they are not proceedings under this Part.

             (3)  This Division also applies to other proceedings between the parties that involve the court exercising jurisdiction under this Act if:

                     (a)  the proceedings:

                              (i)  arise from the breakdown of the parties' marital relationship; or

                             (ii)  are a de facto financial cause; and

                     (b)  the parties to the proceedings consent.

             (4)  Proceedings to which this Division applies are child-related proceedings .

             (5)  Consent given for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) or subsection (3) must be:

                     (a)  free from coercion; and

                     (b)  given in the form prescribed by the applicable Rules of Court.

             (6)  A party to proceedings may, with the leave of the court, revoke a consent given for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) or subsection (3).



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