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The Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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The Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (NI 15)

In Article 6(4) (divorce not precluded by previous judicial separation), for “any of” substitute “either or both of” and for sub-paragraphs (aa) and (b) substitute the following sub-paragraph—

(b)any period during which there is an order made under the Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (or any statutory provision repealed by that Order) which—

(i)excludes the respondent from a dwelling-house which is, or was at any time, the matrimonial home, or

(ii)prohibits the exercise by the respondent of the right to occupy such a home.

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