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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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.
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.
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.
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
The court will consider Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, one of the most important sections of legislation to family lawyers comprising the court's seminal guide to dividing a family's assets.
1923) London: MPs pass the Matrimonial Causes Bill, allowing wives to divorce husbands for adultery.
25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 but, in the absence of any current appetite on the part of government to promote or even support reform of s.
Edinburgh Commissary Court was set up after the Reformation in Scotland in 1560 as the national court for matrimonial causes, with appeal allowed to the supreme civil court, the Court of Session, and, after 1707, to the House of Lords.
Although the outcome of each case will depend upon its particular facts, the Matrimonial Causes Act allows the court to divide matrimonial assets (no matter whose name they are in) according to the various needs and obligations of the parties.
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.