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205ZC .         Right of de facto partner to maintenance — FLA s. 72

        (1)         A de facto partner is liable to maintain the other de facto partner, to the extent that the first-mentioned partner is reasonably able to do so, if, and only if, that other partner is unable to support themselves adequately whether —

            (a)         by reason of having the care and control of a child of the de facto relationship who has not attained the age of 18 years; or

            (b)         by reason of age or physical or mental incapacity for appropriate gainful employment; or

            (c)         for any other adequate reason,

                having regard to any relevant matter referred to in section 205ZD.

        (2)         The liability under subsection (1) of a bankrupt de facto partner to maintain the other de facto partner may be satisfied, in whole or in part, by way of the transfer of vested bankruptcy property in relation to the bankrupt partner if the court makes an order under this Division for the transfer.

        [Section 205ZC inserted: No. 25 of 2002 s. 47; amended: No. 28 of 2022 s. 14.]

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