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PROPERTY (RELATIONSHIPS) ACT 1984 - SECT 3
(1) In this Act, except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise
indicates or requires:
"adult person" means a person of or above the age of 18 years.
"applicant" includes a cross-applicant.
"appointed day" means the day appointed and notified under section 2 (2).
"de facto relationship" -see section 4.
"domestic relationship" -see section 5.
"financial resources" , in relation to parties to a domestic relationship or
either of them, includes:
(a) a prospective claim or entitlement in respect of
a scheme, fund or arrangement under which superannuation, retirement or
similar benefits are provided,
(b) property which, pursuant to the provisions
of a discretionary trust, may become vested in or used or applied in or
towards the purposes of the parties to the relationship or either of them,
(c) property, the alienation or disposition of which is wholly or partly under
the control of the parties to the relationship or either of them and which is
lawfully capable of being used or applied by or on behalf of the parties to
the relationship or either of them in or towards their or his or her own
(d) any other valuable benefit.
"property" , in relation to parties to a domestic relationship or either of
them, includes real and personal property and any estate or interest (whether
a present, future or contingent estate or interest) in real or personal
property, and money, and any debt, and any cause of action for damages
(including damages for personal injury), and any other chose in action, and
any right with respect to property.
"regulation" means a regulation made under this Act.
"Supreme Court" means the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
(3) A reference
in this Act to periodic maintenance is a reference to maintenance paid or
payable or to be paid, as the case may require, by means of a weekly,
fortnightly, monthly, yearly or other periodic sum.
(4) For the purposes of
this Act, a registered relationship or an interstate registered relationship,
within the meaning of the Relationships Register Act 2010 , is a
de facto relationship.
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