Updated to 7 May 2024 (Act No. 12 of 2024 and S.I. No. 200 of 2024)

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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
Effect in relation to judgment mortgages 27/2009, ss. 2, 117(4)(a)
Saver for jurisdiction of court under 27/2009, ss. 2, 31(5)
Forms and procedures prescribed S.I. No. 510 of 2001
Construction of references amended S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4(2), schedule
  52/1998, ss. 1(2), 22(2)
Income tax not to be deducted for certain payments 39/1997, ss. 1027, 1097
Court fees excluded for proceedings under S.I. No. 369 of 1997, arts. 2, 5(a)(ix)
Transfer of functions 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 6, 82, schedule 1
  42/2004, ss. 3(1), 4, 58, 59(1), 59(2), 59(3), schedule 3
  S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4(1)(a), schedule
Power to issue guidelines for pensions under Act 25/1990, s. 10(1) as amended by 18/1996, s. 5, and by 33/1996, s. 47(c)
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), 57(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, schedule
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), schedule 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 information for pension adjustment order under section prescribed S.I. No. 633 of 2005, regs. 1(2)(d), 17
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), schedule G, paras. 2, 3, 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
Ss. 12(5), 12(6), 12(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), schedule G, paras. 2, 7, 8
S. 12(6) information to be furnished where no transfer amendedount paid S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(4), schedule G, paras. 2, 3, 6
S. 12(6) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4), 17(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), schedule G, paragraphs 2, 3, 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), schedule G, paras. 2, 7, 8
S. 12(8) information to be furnished where no transfer amendedount paid S.I. No. 182 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 14(4), schedule G, paras. 2, 3, 6
S. 12(8) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4), 17(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), schedule G, paras. 2, 3, 6
S. 12(9) applied S.I. No. 301 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(4)
Ss. 12(15), 12(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. 22 references construed 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 65
S. 23(2)(d) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 166(a)
S. 23(3) o. under exempted 22/1997, ss. 142(1), 142(2)(b)
S. 23(3) applied 1/2003, ss. 88(1), 88(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, ss. 88(1), 88(2)(a)
S. 25 o. under exempted 22/1997, ss. 142(1), 142(2)(a)
S. 25(1) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(d), 52(j), 52(i)
S. 25(2) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 167(1)
S. 25(6) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 167(2)
Ss. 25(7)-25(10) substituted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(j)(ii)
S. 29 application restricted S.I. No. 400 of 2022, regs. 1(2), 7(c)
  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), 45(2), 45(3)
S. 32 repealed with transitional provisions 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 4, 5, 46(9), 47(3), 48(4)(a)(i), 49(7)(a), schedule 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, ss. 2(1)(a), 2(3)
S. 32(6) substituted 18/1997, ss. 2(1)(b), 2(3)
S. 33 repealed 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(e), 50(1)(a), 50(2)
S. 33 application restricted with prospective effect 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 40(1)-40(10)
S. 33(1) repealed in part with transitional provisions 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 4, 5, 47(3), 48(4)(a)(ii), 49(7)(a), schedule 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, schedule 30
S. 38 application restricted with prospective effect 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 40(1)-40(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), 45(2)
S. 38(4)(b) amended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 45(1)(f)(ii), 45(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 application restricted 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 39(2)
S. 39(1) application restricted S.I. No. 400 of 2022, regs. 1(2), 7(c)
  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), 90(b), 90(d)
S. 41(a) order under exempted. 22/1997, ss. 142(1), 142(2)(c)
S. 41(c) inserted 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 90(c)
Ss. 41(a), 42(1) applied 1/2003, ss. 88(1), 88(2)(c)
S. 42(1) order under exempted. 22/1997, ss. 142(1), 142(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, schedule 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, schedule 2, pt. 6
S. 47(1)(b) substituted 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 13
S. 47 applied 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 42
S. 47(6) amended 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 52(p), 52(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), 52(b)
S. 47(7) deleted 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 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, ss. 72(4), 72(5)
S. 53 repealed 22/1997, s. 143(2)

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