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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 20.01

Enforceable obligations

             (1)   T he following obligations may be enforced under this Chapter :

                     (a)  an obligation to pay money;

                     (b)  an obligation to sign a document under section 106A of the Act (see Part 20.7);

                     (c)  an order entitling a person to the possession of real property (see Part 20.7);

                     (d)  an order entitling a person to the transfer or delivery of personal property (see Part 20.7).

             (2)  For paragraph (1)(a), an obligation to pay money includes:

                     (a)  a provision requiring a payer to pay money under:

                              (i)  an order made under the Act, the Assessment Act or the Registration Act;

                             (ii)  a registered parenting plan;

                            (iii)  an award made in arbitration and registered under section 13H of the Act;

                            (iv)  a maintenance agreement registered under subsection 86(1) of the Act;

                             (v)  a maintenance agreement approved under section 87 of the Act;

                            (vi)  a financial agreement or termination agreement under Part VIIIA of the Act;

                          (via)  a financial agreement under Part VIIIAB of the Act or a termination agreement under Part VIIIAB of the Act;

                           (vii)  an agreement varying or revoking an original agreement dealing with the maintenance of a child under section 66SA of the Act; or

                          (viii)  an overseas maintenance order or agreement that, under the Regulations, is enforceable in Australia;

                     (b)  a liability to pay arrears accrued under an order or agreement;

                     (c)  a debt due to the Commonwealth under section 30 or 67 of the Registration Act ;

                     (d)  a child support liability;

                     (e)  a fine or the forfeiture of a bond; and

                      (f)  costs, including the costs of enforcement.

          (2A)  For paragraph (1)(a), an obligation to pay money does not include an obligation arising out of costs for work done for a fresh application payable by a person to the person's lawyer.

Note:          For enforcement of lawyer-client costs for a fresh application, see the State or Territory legislation governing the legal profession in the State or Territory where the lawyer practices.

             (3)  This Chapter applies to an agreement mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) as if it were an order of the court in which it is registered or taken to be registered.



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