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Matrimonial Causes Act 1973

The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 is the leading piece of legislation governing divorce in England and Wales. It was introduced to “consolidate certain enactments relating to matrimonial proceedings, maintenance agreements, and declarations of legitimacy, validity of marriage and British nationality, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission”. Vast in scope, the Matrimonial Causes Act is guaranteed to come into play in a divorce in England and Wales.

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