Australia has now joined the rest of the modern world in legalising same-sex marriage. The Bill was passed by the lower house of Government on 7 December 2017 and was assented to by the Governor-General in the morning of 8 December 2017.

This means that same-sex couples can register their intentions to marry as of 9 December 2017, and will officially be able to marry as of 9 January 2018.

This is a momentous day for Australia, as it finally allows same-sex couples to wed as heterosexual couples can, and be awarded the same rights as a result.

If you are in a same-sex relationship and are intending on marrying, and want advice on protection of your assets, please contact us to speak to one of our Family Law experts.