Series S2133 - FILES - MATRIMONIAL AND DE FACTO

Identity area

Reference code

AU WA S2133

Title

FILES - MATRIMONIAL AND DE FACTO

Date(s)

  • 1976-01-01 - (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Medium

Format

Microfilm

Status

Context area

Name of creator

AU WA A900 - FAMILY COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1976-01-01 -)

Administrative history

The Family Court has jurisdiction over all matrimonial matters (including divorce, custody, access, maintenance and property), and under the State Act deals with the same matters, except for property, in de facto disputes.

The Family Court also has jurisdiction over matters relating to adoptions.

Archival history

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Files include documents, correspondence and orders, in the Family Court relating to matrimonial and de facto disputes. Under an arrangement with the Court, the original records were microfilmed, and these now form the official record. Due to the restricted access conditions attached to the records they may only be viewed at the Family Court of Western Australia.

An index to the files is held in electronic format at the Family Court.

Responsibility for the matrimonial jurisdiction was transferred to the Family Court of WA from the Supreme Court in 1976. For earlier divorce records see WAS 40 Divorce Registers and WAS 35 Divorce Files.

Accruals

System of arrangement

Annual single number

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Restricted 75 years from item closure

Conditions governing access (legacy)

Conditions governing reproduction

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Existence and location of originals

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Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1865-01-01 - 1976-12-31

Identifier

Category of relationship

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Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1864-01-01 - 1976-12-31

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = 1/1976 -
Physform2 = 9
Copies: Access microfilm copies are available at the Family Court of Western Australia

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