On January 1, 2020 new legislation will come into effect with changes for unmarried couples.
One change that will come of this are legislated rules for division of property regarding non-married couples, which prior to the change relied on the law of unjust enrichment and trust law to settle disputes.
There will still need to be a proven adult interdependent relationship under the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act.
The law also abolishes the Married Women’s Act as well as deals with child support matters for non-married couples with adult dependent children.
Chris is an Associate with Rowanoak Law Office LLP