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DOMESTIC RELATIONSHIPS ACT 1994 (NO. 28 OF 1994)


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY SHORT TITLE

   1.      This Act may be cited as the Domestic Relationships Act 1994.  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Interpretation  
   4.      Application of Act  
   5.      Other relief or remedies not affected  

   PART II--MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION ADVICE ABOUT FACILITIES

   6.      (1) On request by—  
   7.      Conciliation  
   8.      Referral of matters for mediation or arbitration  
   9.      Admissions made to mediators  

   PART III--ADJUSTMENT OF PROPERTY INTERESTS AND MAINTENANCE

   10.     (1) Subject to subsection (2), proceedings under this Act may be instituted in—  
   11.     Prerequisite for relief—residence etc.  
   12.     Prerequisite for relief—length of relationship etc.  
   13.     Time limit for making applications  
   14.     Court to end financial relations  
   15.     Property orders  
   16.     Deferment of order  
   17.     Death of party—effect on proceedings  
   18.     Except as otherwise provided by this Division, a party to a domestic relationship is not liable to maintain the other party to the relationship.  
   19.     Maintenance orders  
   20.     Interim maintenance  
   21.     Death of party—effect on application  
   22.     Periodic maintenance orders—duration  
   23.     Periodic maintenance orders—variation etc.  
   24.     Periodic maintenance orders—cessation  
   25.     For the purposes of this Act but without limiting the generality of the other provisions of this Part, a court may—  
   26.     Execution of instruments by order of a court  
   27.     Urgent orders etc. in the absence of a party  
   28.     Variation and setting aside of orders  
   29.     Transactions to defeat claims  
   30.     Interests of other parties  

   PART IV--DOMESTIC RELATIONSHIP AGREEMENTS AND TERMINATION AGREEMENTS

   31.     Interpretation  
   32.     Validity of agreements  
   33.     Effect of agreements in proceedings under Part III  
   34.     Variation etc. of agreements  
   35.     Revocation etc. of agreements  
   36.     Death of party—effect on periodic maintenance under agreement  
   37.     Death of party—transfer of property and lump sum payments under agreement  

   PART V--MISCELLANEOUS DECLARATIONS--EXISTENCE OF DOMESTIC

   38.     (1) A court may, on application or its own motion, declare whether a domestic relationship exists, or existed, between specified persons on a specified date or during a specified period, or both.  
   39.     Annulment of declaration  
   40.     Declarations—interests in property  
   41.     Enforcement by Magistrates Court of certain Supreme Court orders  
   42.     Regulations  


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