Friday, April 12, 2024

Divorce fix

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Authorities are hastening to correct an error in the court system which left hundreds of couples believing they were divorced, when they were not.

In some cases, the individuals had gone on to remarry.

Yesterday, the House of Assembly debated a retroactive change in the law that would correct the mistake and make the divorces valid.

In introducing the Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019, Attorney General Dale Marshall said that the Master of the Supreme Court did not have the power to grant the divorces for more than ten years, even though the title-holder was doing so. (AC)

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