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Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Act 2007

Authoritative Version
Act No. 23 of 2007 as made
An Act to validate certain increases in court fees, and for related purposes
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Originating Bill: Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Bill 2007
Registered 21 Mar 2007
Date of Assent 15 Mar 2007
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Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Act 2007

 

No. 23, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to validate certain increases in court fees, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Increase in divorce fee for certain courts............................................. 2

 


 

 

Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Act 2007

No. 23, 2007

 

 

 

An Act to validate certain increases in court fees, and for related purposes

[Assented to 15 March 2007]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Act 2007.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Increase in divorce fee for certain courts

             (1)  If a proceeding under the Family Law Act 1975 for a divorce order in relation to a marriage:

                     (a)  was instituted:

                              (i)  in a court constituted by a stipendiary magistrate who was the Principal Registrar, or a Registrar, of the Family Court of Western Australia; or

                             (ii)  in another court for transfer to a court referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (b)  was instituted on or after 1 July 2005 and before 1 July 2006;

the amount of the filing fee payable for the proceeding is taken to have been $334.

             (2)  If a proceeding under the Family Law Act 1975 for a divorce order in relation to a marriage:

                     (a)  was instituted:

                              (i)  in a court constituted by a stipendiary magistrate who was the Principal Registrar, or a Registrar, of the Family Court of Western Australia; or

                             (ii)  in another court for transfer to a court referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (b)  was instituted on or after 1 July 2006 and before 9 October 2006;

the amount of the filing fee payable for the proceeding is taken to have been $352.


 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 7 February 2007

Senate on 26 February 2007]

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