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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Barrister Hamish Dunlop, head of 3PB Barristers Family Law Group, said: "The Supreme Court has rightly rejected Mrs Owens' attempt radically to reinterpret the requirements for a behaviour divorce brought under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973."
Section 7 states: 'Subject to the provisions contained in this Act, the High Court Division and District Courts shall, in all suits and proceedings hereunder, act and give relief on principles and rules which, in the opinion of the said Courts, are as nearly as may be conformable to the principles and rules on which the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes in England for the time being acts and gives relief.'
The Wijngaards Institute, an international organization that focuses on "key areas of Christian theology where the official Catholic teachings and practice are in need of reform", notes that divorce in the UK was governed by ecclesiastical courts until The Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857.
Wagner includes excerpts from political speeches by Peel, Disraeli, and Gladstone; from the Chartists' petition and from The Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Act (1857); from Oscar Wilde's essay "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" and from the Second Report of the Children's Employment Commission (1843).
(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...
Secondly, that section 24 of the Matrimonial Causes Act conferred a special power to disregard the corporate veil.
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.