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Domestic Partnerships

Friday March 2, 2018

Prior to amendments to the Act in August 2017, the only avenue for a couple who wished to have their relationship legally recognised was to obtain a Declaration from a Court that they are (or were on a certain date) the domestic partners, one or the other. This involves a formal application to the Court together with evidence of the relationship to be provided. After considering all the evidence and conducting a hearing, the Court then considers whether the Declaration should be made.   Read More