Jersey Law 13/1983

 

MATRIMONIAL CAUSES (AMENDMENT No. 6) (JERSEY) LAW, 1983

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A LAW           to amend further the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Law, 1949, sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the

 

27th day of JULY, 1983.

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(Registered on the 19th day of August, 1983).

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STATES OF JERSEY

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The 5th day of October, 1982.

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THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law:  -

ARTICLE 1

For paragraph (5) of Article 6 of the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Law, 1949, as amended1 (hereinafter referred to as “the principal Law”) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

                “(5)         any suit by a wife for divorce or nullity of marriage, the court shall have jurisdiction, notwithstanding that the husband is not domiciled in the Island, if the wife is resident in the Island and has been ordinarily resident therein for a period of three years immediately preceding the commencement of the proceedings.”.

ARTICLE 2

In Article 30A of the principal Law –2

(a)     in paragraph (1) for the words “the husband to pay to the wife such sums for the maintenance and support of the wife” there shall be substituted the words “one party to the marriage to pay to the other party to the marriage such sums for the maintenance and support of that other party”; and

(b)     paragraph (2) shall be deleted.

ARTICLE 3

This Law may be cited as the Matrimonial Causes (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law, 1983, and this Law and the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Laws 1949 to 1978 may be cited together as the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Laws 1949 to 1983.

 

R.S. GRAY,

 

Deputy Greffier of the States.



1        Tome VII, page 583.

2        Tome VII, page 595.


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