Published in Official Gazette supplement no. 15 on 20 March 1970
Assented to on 17 March 1970
Commenced on 17 March 1970
[Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
An Act to make provisions for matrimonial causes.
Part I – Jurisdiction
1. Institution of matrimonial causeproceedings only under this Act
(1)After the commencement of this Act, a matrimonial cause shall not be instituted otherwise than under this Act.(2)If a matrimonial cause has been instituted before the commencement of this Act but not completed, it shall be continued and dealt with only in accordance with the provisions of this Act.(3)Where before or after the commencement of this Act a matrimonial cause has been or is instituted, and whether or not it has been completed, proceedings in relation thereto for any relief or order of a kind that could be sought under this Act shall be instituted after the commencement of this Act only under this Act, so however that, subject to the succeeding provisions of this an…
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