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Significant Laws and Social Policy.

What year was was the first Matrimonial Causes Act? And what did it entitle? 1857. The act made divorce available though court, but it still favored men.
What year was was the second Matrimonial Causes Act? And what did it entitle? 1923. Women now equal rights with men on the grounds for divorce.
What year did legal aid become available? 1949.
What year was the Divorce law reform act? And what cause for Divorce did it allow? 1969. It allowed irretrievable breakdown to be a ground for Divorce.
In 1984 what was the minimum period for filling divorce reduced from and to? 3 years to 1 year.
What year was the Family Law act that encouraged couples to seek mediation before seeking divorce? 1996.
What year was the Civil Partnership Act? What did it allow? 2004. Allowed for Civl Partnerships to dissolve o the basis ofirretrievable breakdown.
What year did the Appeal court ruling review financial divorce settlements? 2007
What was the effect of Legislations on Divorce rates? Divorce rates were rising in the 60s, but all of the legislations meant that in the 70s there was a surge of divorces.
Created by: JustThatHannah