Jersey Law 37/1995

 

MATRIMONIAL CAUSES (AMENDMENT No. 8) (JERSEY) LAW 1995

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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

 

23rd day of NOVEMBER 1995

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(Registered on the 15th day of December 1995)

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STATES OF JERSEY

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The 26th day of July 1995

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

ARTICLE 1

In Article 9 of the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Law 1949, as amended1 (hereinafter referred to as “the principal Law”) –

(a)     in paragraph (2) –

(i)      after the word “paragraphs” there shall be inserted the words “(2A), (2B),”; and

(ii)     all the words following the word “divorce” shall be deleted; and

(b)     after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs –

“(2A)   If the court is not satisfied that the case for the petition has been proved, it shall dismiss the petition.

(2B)     If the court is not satisfied as to any matter arising under sub-paragraph (b) or (c) of paragraph (2) of this Article, it may in its discretion either pronounce a decree of divorce or dismiss the petition.”.

ARTICLE 2

In paragraph (1) of Article 27 of the principal Law,2 after the words “the conduct of either of them” there shall be inserted the words “insofar as it may be inequitable to disregard it”.

ARTICLE 3

In paragraph (1) of Article 28 and in paragraph (1) of Article 29 of the principal Law,3 after the words “the conduct of the parties to the marriage” there shall be inserted the words “insofar as it may be inequitable to disregard it”.

ARTICLE 4

This Law may be cited as the Matrimonial Causes (Amendment No. 8) (Jersey) Law 1995 and this Law and the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Laws 1949 to 1986 may be cited together as the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Laws 1949 to 1995.

 

G.H.C. COPPOCK

 

Greffier of the States.



1        Tome VII, page 585, and Volume 1979–1981, page 2.

2        Tome VII, page 594.

3        Tome VII, page 594, and Volume 1979–1981, page 4.


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