Updated to 14 June 2024 (Act No. 16 of 2024 and S.I. No. of 303 of 2024)

All effects below are reflected in the most recent Revised Act.

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 19 October 1989 Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989, s. 46(2)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Proceedings under Act included in definition of family law proceedings 27/2017, ss 1(2), 2
Am. 26/1995, ss. 1(2), 54(3)
Costs of mediation etc. under. 33/1996, ss. 1(2)(a), 43
Ct. powers in proceedings under. 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 47(1)(6)(f)
Forms and procedures prescribed S.I. No. 510 of 2001, ord. 59, rl. 4, par. 36(a) & sch. form 37D
Rights of spouses under Act confirmed not affected 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 48
S. 2(1)(d) amended with transitional provisions 37/2019, ss. 1(2), 2(1)(a)(i), 2(2)
S. 2(1)(e) deleted with transitional provisions 37/2019, ss. 1(2), 2(1)(a)(ii), 2(2)
S. 2(2) amended with transitional provisions 37/2019, ss. 1(2), 2(1)(b)(ii), 2(2)
S. 2(2)(b) amended with transitional provisions 37/2019, ss. 1(2), 2(1)(b)(i), 2(2)
S. 2(3)(a) substituted with transitional provisions 37/2019, ss. 1(2), 2(1)(c), 2(2)
S. 3(2)(a)(i), subpar. substit. 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 45 (a)
S. 3(3), power to make care oo. under. 17/1991, ss. 1(2), 20(1)
S. 5 form prescribed S.I. No. 289 of 1989, rls. 1, 2, schedule
S. 5(1)(b) amended 27/2017, ss. 1(2), 25(a)(i)
S. 5(2) amended 27/2017, ss. 1(2), 25(a)(ii)
S. 5(2), applic. ext. 7/1964, s 20(4)
S. 5(3) deleted 27/2017, ss. 1(2), 25(a)(iii)
S. 6 form prescribed S.I. No. 289 of 1989, rls. 1, 3, schedule
S. 6(1)(b) amended 27/2017, ss. 1(2), 25(b)(i)
S. 6(2) amended 27/2017, ss. 1(2), 25(b)(ii)
S. 6(2), applic. ext. 7/1964, s 20(4)
S. 6(3) deleted 27/2017, ss. 1(2), 25(b)(iii)
S. 7(7) del. 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 45(b)
S. 7A, new s. 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 45(c)
S. 8(2) am. 35/2015, ss. 1(2), 19
Part 2 (ss. 10-29 other than s.25), rep. with saving. 26/1995, ss. 1(2), 3(1), sch., 3(2)(a)(c)
Part 2, CAT to be applied with mods. 39/1997, s. 1098 & sch. 30
  22/1997, s. 72(1)(b)
Part 2, Oo. ctd. under 26/1995, ss. 1(2), 3(2)(a)(c)
Part 2, income tax not to be deducted for cert. payments. 39/1997, ss. 1027, 1097
S. 11 extended S.I. No. 97 of 1990, rls. 19, 13(1)(3)
S. 11(a), par. substit. 1/1996, ss. 20(a), 25
S. 11(b), power to make care oo. under. 17/1991, ss. 1(2), 20(1)
Ss. 14 - 16, power to discharge order 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 26
S. 16(a) appl. 31/1991, ss. 1(3)(b)(ii), 16(2)
S. 16(e), par. substit. 1/1996, ss. 20(b), 25
S. 16(g), power to make care oo. under. 17/1991, ss. 1(2), 20(1)
S. 18 power to discharge order 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 26
S. 19 am. 1/1996, ss. 20(c), 25
S. 22 power to discharge order 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 26
S. 22 extended S.I. No. 97 of 1990, rls. 19, 12
S. 26 rep. 39/1997, ss. 1097, 1098, 1102, 1103, sch. 30
S. 29(2)(a) extended S.I. No. 97 of 1990, rls. 19, 13(1)(3)
S. 30(j) am. 31/1995, s.53
S. 31(3) extended S.I. No. 97 of 1990, rls. 19, 11
S. 31(3)(a) am. 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 50(a)
S. 31(3), power to determine rateable valuation. 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 38(5)
S. 31(4) application restricted S.I. No. 400 of 2022, regs. 1(2), 7(b)
  26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 39(2)
  33/1996, ss. 1(2), 39(2)
  S.I. No. 472 of 2001, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 112 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 7(b)
S. 31(6) ins. 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 50(b)
S. 32 am. 31/1995, s. 54
S. 32 appl. 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 38(6)
S. 32 applic. ext. 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 23(4)
  1/1996, ss. 16 (4) (5), 25
  33/1996, ss. 1(2), 38(5)
Ss. 33-36, applic. ext. 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 38(6)
  33/1996, ss. 1(2), 38(5)
S. 33(1) (2) appl. 17/1991, ss. 1(2), 29(2)
S. 33(1) (2), applic. ext. 1/1996, ss. 16(4), 25
  37/2000, ss. 4(4), 19(2)
S. 33(3), (4) application extended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 23(5)
  6/1991, ss. 1(3), 39(2)
  1/1996, ss. 16(5), 25
S. 34 application restricted 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 40
Ss. 39, 40, rep. with saving. 26/1995, ss. 1(2), 3(1), sch, 3(2)(a)(c)
S. 41(1) substit. 40/1997, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 41(2) substit. 40/1997, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 45 appl. 17/1991, ss. 1(2), 29(2)
S. 45, applic. ext. 37/2000, ss. 4(4), 19(2)
S. 45(1) am. 6/1991, ss. 1(3), 39(3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
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