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FAMILY COURT ACT 1997 - SECT 205ZB

205ZB .         Applications, and notifications to spouses

        (1)         A de facto partner whose de facto relationship has ended may apply for an order under this Division in relation to the relationship only if the application is made within 2 years (the application period ) after the relationship ended.

        (2)         However, the court may grant a de facto partner leave to apply after the application period if satisfied that hardship would be caused to a de facto partner if leave were not granted.

        (3)         If a de facto partner who is a party to an application under this Division has a spouse, that person is to give that spouse notification of the application in accordance with the rules.

        [Section 205ZB inserted: No. 25 of 2002 s. 47; amended: No. 35 of 2006 s. 72.]



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