Future Needs Strikes Back? Assessing the Consequences of Contributions to De Facto Relationship

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dc.contributor.author Monahan, Geoffrey en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.contributor.editor Adams, M; Barker D; McGolrick S en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:12:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T14:12:42Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005484 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Monahan Geoffrey 2006, 'Future Needs Strikes Back? Assessing the Consequences of Contributions to De Facto Relationship', ALTA Secretariat, Lindfield NSW Australia, pp. 1-12. en_US
dc.identifier.issn en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1400
dc.description.abstract While Australia awaits a national regime for property adjustment following the breakdown of a de facto relationship, there has been an interesting development in the assessment of the contributions made by a de facto party which are to the detriment of that party s skills development and career advancement. In the 2005 decision of Howlett v Neilson,1 the NSW Court of Appeal, after acknowledging that the state legislation does not authorise a future needs adjustment, commented that it does permit an examination as to whether the contributions made by a party were made to the detriment of that party s future interests. This interpretation also has implications for Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory as their respective legislative regimes, like NSW, omit any reference to prospective considerations that would enable a court to take account of a party s future needs . This deliberate omission arguably indicates a legislative intention to draw a clear legal distinction between marriage and other relationships based on cohabitation. While previous judicial attempts to interpret the NSW legislation as allowing some prospective considerations to be considered for justice and equity reasons have failed, this recent decision promises some hope for a party who makes significant contributions to the relationship to the detriment of his or her skills development and career advancement. en_US
dc.publisher ALTA Secretariat en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.alta.edu.au/pdf/conference/published_papers/monahan_g_2006_alta_conference_paper_future_needs_strike_back.pdf en_US
dc.title Future Needs Strikes Back? Assessing the Consequences of Contributions to De Facto Relationship en_US
dc.parent 2006 Refereed Published ALTA Conference Papers en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Lindfield NSW Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location en_US
dc.for 180113 en_US
dc.personcode 903627 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Family Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Legal Knowledge: :Learning, Communicating and Doing en_US
dc.date.activity 20060704 en_US
dc.location.activity Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords family, relationships, defacto, contributions, law en_US
dc.staffid 903627 en_US


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