Why does Western Australia have their own family court?

Why does Western Australia have their own family court?

The reason for the creation of the court as a state court was to bestow additional jurisdiction related to family law on the court, which were beyond the scope of federal power, such as de facto arrangements and adoptions.

When did the Family Court start in Australia?

5 January 1976
It commenced operations on 5 January 1976 and consists of a Chief Justice, a Deputy Chief Justice and other judges. The Court maintains registries in all Australian states and territories except Western Australia.

Who can claim under Inheritance Act 1975?

Under the Inheritance Act, there are certain categories of people who can make a claim against an estate. These are: spouses, ex spouses (who have not remarried), cohabitees, children, people treated as children and dependants.

What is the Family Law Act in Western Australia?

Family Court Legislation. The Family Court operates under Western Australian legislation and Commonwealth legislation. Family Law Act 1975 covers those married people who want to divorce and make arrangements for children, property and spousal maintenance.

How does the Family Court of Western Australia work?

Videos have been produced for the Family Court of Western Australia to assist parties in understanding processes related to Conciliation Conferences, Child Related Proceedings and Case Assessment Conferences and what to expect at these court events.

Is there a restraining order act in Western Australia?

The Western Australian legislation relating to family and domestic violence is the Restraining Orders Act 1997. In Australia both civil law and criminal law is available to protect victims of family and domestic violence.

What is the law on family and domestic violence in Australia?

Family and domestic violence and the law The Western Australian legislation relating to family and domestic violence is the Restraining Orders Act 1997. In Australia both civil law and criminal law is available to protect victims of family and domestic violence.

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