Updated to 2 July 2018 (Act No. 11 of 2018 and S.I. No. 236 of 2018)

Family Law Act 1995
No. 26 of 1995

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 August 1996 Family Law Act, 1995 (Commencement) Order, 1996. (S.I. No. 46 of 1996)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Construction of references amended S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4(2), sch.
  52/1998, ss. 1(2), 22(2)
Court fees excluded for proceedings under S.I. No. 369 of 1997, arts. 2, 5(a)(ix)
Effect in relation to judgment mortgages 27/2009, ss. 2, 117(4)(a)
Forms and procedures prescribed S.I. No. 510 of 2001
Income tax not to be deducted for cert. payments. 39/1997, ss. 1027, 1097
Saver for jurisdiction of court under 27/2009, ss. 2, 31(5)
Transfer of functions 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 6, 82 and sch. 1
  S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4(1)(a), sch.
  42/2004, ss. 3(1), 4, 58, 59(1), (2), (3), sch. 3
S. 2 amended 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 89
  1/1996, ss. 21(a), 25
S. 2(1) amended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(a)
S. 2(1) definitions amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 159
  18/2002, ss. 1(3), 57 (1) (2)
S. 6(a) substituted 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(b)
S. 6(a) paragraph substituted 1/1996, ss. 21(b), 25
S. 8 Property Adjustment Order cancellation forms prescribed S.I. No. 483 of 2012, rls. 1, 103 & forms 59A, 59B, 59C
S. 8(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(a)(i)
S. 8(1)(c)(i) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(a)(ii)
S. 8(4) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(a)(iii)
S. 8(5)(a) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 160(a)
S. 8(5)(b) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 160(b)
S. 9 registration of court order under S.I. No. 52 of 2008, rls. 1, 14(2)
S. 9 Property Adjustment Order cancellation forms prescribed S.I. No. 483 of 2012, rls. 1, 103 & forms 59A, 59B, 59C
  S.I. No. 349 of 2009, rls. 2, 5
  S.I. No. 350 of 2009, rls. 2, 3 & sch.
S. 9(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(b)
S. 9(3) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 161
S. 9(4A) inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 74(a)
S. 10(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(c)(i)
S. 10(1)(d) substituted 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(c)
  1/1996, ss. 21(c), 25
S. 10(1)(e) amended 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(1), sch. 1
S. 10(3) inserted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52 (c) (ii)
S. 11(2) (a) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52 (d)
S. 11(2)(b) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 162(a)
S. 11(2)(c) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 162(b)
S. 12 procedure for payment of designated benefit prescribed S.I. No. 107 of 1997, regs. 1(2), 35-41
S. 12(1) definition "defined contribution scheme" substituted 2/2008, ss. 1(6), 30
S. 12(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(e)(i)
S. 12(2) designated benefit from defined contribution scheme formulae prescribed S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 15-19, 21-23
S. 12(2) designated benefit from defined benefit scheme formulae prescribed S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 7-14, 20-24
S. 12(3) procedure for calculation of contingent benefit payment prescribed S.I. No. 107 of 1997, regs. 1(2), 42-46
S. 12(3) applied S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 42
S. 12(5) information to be furnished where no transfer amendedount paid S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(4) and sch. G, paragraphs 2, 3 and 6
S. 12(5) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4)
  S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 29
S. 12(5), (6), (8) procedure for calculation of transfer amounts prescribed S.I. No. 107 of 1997, regs. 1(2), 29-34
S. 12(6) information to be furnished where transfer amendedount applied S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(5) and sch. G, paragraphs 2, 7 and 8
S. 12(6) information to be furnished where no transfer amendedount paid S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(4) and sch. G, paragraphs 2, 3 and 6
S. 12(6) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4) and (5)
  S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 29
S. 12(6) application restricted S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 6(1)
S. 12(7) information to be furnished where no transfer amendedount paid S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(4) and sch. G, paragraphs 2, 3 and 6
S. 12(7) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4)
S. 12(8) information to be furnished where transfer amendedount applied S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(5) and sch. G, paragraphs 2, 7 and 8
S. 12(8) information to be furnished where no transfer amendedount paid S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(4) and sch. G, paragraphs 2, 3 and 6
S. 12(8) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4) and (5)
  S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 29
S. 12(9) information to be furnished where no transfer amendedount paid S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(4) and sch. G, paragraphs 2, 3 and 6
S. 12(9) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4)
S. 12(15), (16) procedure for calculation of residual benefit prescribed S.I. No. 107 of 1997, regs. 1(2), 25-28
S. 12(18) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(e)(ii)
S. 12(19) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 163(a)
S. 12(23)(a) 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 163(b)
S. 12(23)(b) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(d)
S. 12(25) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 107 of 1997, regs. 1(2), 47-50
S. 12(25) information prescribed S.I. No. 64 of 1997, regs. 2, 48
S. 15(4) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 164
S. 15(5) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(f)(i)
S. 15(6) inserted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(f)(ii)
S. 15A inserted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52 (g)
S. 15A(2) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 165
S. 16(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 52 (h)
S. 18 registration of court order under S.I. No. 52 of 2008, rls. 1, 14(2)
S. 18(1)(h) amended 33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 52(i)
S. 18(8) inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 74(b)
S. 23(2)(d) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 166(a)
S. 23(3) o. under exempted. 22/1997, s. 142(1), (2)(b)
S. 23(3) applied 1/2003, s. 88 (1), (2)(b)
S. 23(5) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 166(b)
S. 23(6)(b) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 166(c)(i)
S. 23(6)(c) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 166(c)(ii)
S. 25 applied 1/2003, s. 88(1), (2)(a)
S. 25 o. under exempted. 22/1997, s. 142(1), (2)(a)
S. 25(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(d), (j), (i)
S. 25(2) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 167(1)
S. 25(6) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 167(2)
S. 25(7)-(10) substituted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(j)(ii)
S. 29 applic. restricted S.I. No. 472 of 2001, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 112 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 7(c)
S. 29(11) inserted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(k)
Ss. 31(1)(a), 33 applied 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 2(2)(c)
S. 31(1)(b) deleted 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(d), (2), (3)
S. 32 repealed with transit. provns. 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 4, 5, 46 (9), 47(3), 48(4)(a)(i), 49(7)(a), sch. 2
S. 32(1) amended 18/1997, s. 3(1)
S. 32(4) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 831 of 2007, arts. 1(2), 3
S. 32(5) inserted 18/1997, s. 2(1)(a), (3)
S. 32(6) substituted 18/1997, s. 2(1)(b), (3)
S. 33 repealed 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(e), 50(1)(a), (2)
S. 33 applic. restricted with prosp. effect 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 40 (1)-(10)
S. 33(1) rep in pt. with trans. provns. 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 4, 5, 47(3), 48(4)(a)(ii), 49(7)(a), sch. 2
S. 35(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 52(l)(i)
S. 35(1) definition of "relief"; paragraph (aa) inserted 33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 52(l)(ii)
S. 35(6) inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 74(c)
S. 36 saver for jurisdiction of court under 27/2009, ss. 2, 22(5)
S. 36 applied 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 44
S. 36, power of ct. to make o. under. 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 15(1)(b)
S. 36(7)(a)(i) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(m)(i)
S. 36(8)(cc) paragraph inserted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(m)(ii)
S. 37 repealed 39/1997, ss. 1097, 1098, 1102, 1103, sch. 30
S. 38 applic. restricted with prosp. effect 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 40(1)-(10)
S. 38(3) amended 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 51(a)
S. 38(4) substituted 18/1997, s. 2(2)
S. 38(4)(a) deleted 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(f)(i), (2)
S. 38(4)(b) amended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(f)(ii), (2)
S. 38(5) repealed 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 51(b)
S. 38(7) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(n)
S. 38(9) inserted 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 51(c)
S. 39 applic. restricted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 39(2)
S. 39(1) applic. restricted S. I. No. 472 of 2001, reg. 3
  S. I. No. 112 of 2005 regs. 1(2), 7(c)
S. 41 amended 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 90(a), (b) & (d)
S. 41(a) order under exempted. 22/1997, s. 142(1), (2)(c)
S. 41(c) inserted 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 90(c)
Ss. 41(a), 42(1) applied 1/2003, s. 88 (1), (2)(c)
S. 42(1) order under exempted. 22/1997, s. 142(1), (2)(c)
S. 42(1) amended 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 91(a)
S. 42(2A) inserted 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 91(b)
S. 42(4) amended 32/2013, ss. 1(3), 15, schedule pt. 2 item 10
S. 42(4) amended with saving. 15/2002, ss. 1(2), 14, sch. 2, pt. 2
S. 43(a)(ii) subparagraph substituted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(o)(i)
S. 43(e) paragraph substituted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(o)(ii)
S. 47(1)(b) amended 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97 and sch. 2 pt. 6
S. 47(1)(b) substituted 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, sch. 6, pt. 13
S. 47 applied 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 42
S. 47(6) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(p), (a)
S. 47(6)(d) substituted 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(g)
S. 47(6)(d) paragraph substituted 1/1996, ss. 21(d), 25
S. 47(7) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(p), (b)
S. 47(7) deleted 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, sch. 6, pt. 13
S. 49 repealed 22/1997, ss. 5(b), 166(9)
S. 50 repealed 22/1997, s. 127(4)
S. 51 repealed 22/1997, s. 142(3)
S. 52 repealed retro. 22/1997, s. 72(4), (5)
S. 53 repealed 22/1997, s. 143(2)

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