Divorce Laws

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  • Divorce Laws.
    • 1857-Marital causes act
      • this meant that divorce could be obtained on the grounds of a 'marital offence', however it was still extremely sexist because woman had to have visual objective evidence.
    • 1937- Marital offences
      • divorce could now be obtained on the grounds of insanity, desertion and cruelty
    • 1949- Legal aid act
      • before 1949 it was extremely expensive to get a divorce, however after this date the government provided free help which made it available for all classes to get a divorce
    • 1969- Divorce reform act
      • you no longer needed proof for a divorce but could claim that it was in a state of 'irretrievable damage'


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