Matrimonial causes

MATRIMONIAL CAUSES. In the English ecclesiastical courts there are five kinds of causes which are classed under this head. 1. Causes for a malicious jactitation. 2. Suits for nullity of marriage, on account of fraud, incest, or other bar to the marriage. 2 Hagg. Cons. Rep. 423. 3. Suits for restitution of conjugal rights. 4. Suits for divorces on account of cruelty or adultery, or causes which have arisen since the marriage. 5. Suits for alimony.

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42) He welcomed the creation of a Commonwealth matrimonial jurisdiction in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959 (Cth) ('Matrimonial Causes Act') and played a part in advising the Attorney-General, Sir Garfield Barwick, on the draft Bill preparing the way.
Above all, it is a Bill to reintroduce transparency, democracy and understandability into an area of law which has moved a very long way from its statutory basis in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
The basis for Moylan J's order was that the Family Division of the High Court enjoyed a sufficiently wide jurisdiction under section 24 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 to pierce the corporate veil and to treat the seven properties as though they belonged to Mr Prest.
Left destitute, she spent the next 30 years militating for change, and was instrumental in the passage of the Infant Custody Act (1839), the Matrimonial Causes (Divorce) Act (1857), and finally in 1870, the passage of the Married Women's Property Act, which, for the first time, gave women legal identity separate from their husbands.
Caroline Norton, among the most vocal and successful law reform activists of the nineteenth century, worked tirelessly towards the passage of that act as well as the Matrimonial Causes Act (1857), which enabled wives legally separated from their husbands to retain certain property earned during the marriage.
As I mentioned above, if you are going to settle your case on a continuing maintenance basis, bear in mind that section 31 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 can be a blessing or a bane.
It was usually for matrimonial causes that women needed legal aid.
Britain's Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857, which allowed for divorce actions to proceed in civil rather than canon courts, broke open the cultural monument of Victorian marriage.
Grounds for divorce are made the same for men and women under the Matrimonial Causes Act
In another document released by the court, senior district judge Philip Waller, who gave the go-ahead for the divorce, said he was satisfied that the court did not need to exercise its powers under the Children Act nor the Matrimonial Causes Act.
In another document Senior District Judge Philip Waller, who gave the go ahead for the divorce, said he was satisfied that the court did not need to exercise its powers under the Children Act nor give any directions under the Matrimonial Causes Act.