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Family Law Reform Act 1969

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Reduction of Age of Majority and Related Provisions

    1. 1. Reduction of age of majority from 21 to 18.

    2. 2. Provisions relating to marriage.

    3. 3. Provisions relating to wills and intestacy

    4. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 5. Modification of other enactments relating to maintenance of children so as to preserve benefits up to age of 21.

    6. 6. Maintenance for wards of court.

    7. 7. Committal of wards of court to care of local authority and supervision of wards of court.

    8. 8. Consent by persons over 16 to surgical, medical and dental treatment.

    9. 9. Time at which a person attains a particular age.

    10. 10. Modification of enactments relating to Duke of Cornwall and other children of Her Majesty.

    11. 11. Repeal of certain enactments relating to minors.

    12. 12. Persons under full age may be described as minors instead of infants.

    13. 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. Part II Property Rights of Illegitimate Children

    1. 14.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 17.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 19. Policies of assurance and property in industrial and provident societies.

  4. Part III Provisions for use of Blood Tests in determining Paternity

    1. 20.Power of court to require use of blood tests.

    2. 21. Consents, etc., required for taking of bodily sample.

    3. 22. Power to provide for manner of giving effect to direction for use of scientific tests.

    4. 23. Failure to comply with direction for taking blood tests.

    5. 24. Penalty for personating another, etc., for purpose of providing bodily sample.

    6. 25. Interpretation of Part III.

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and General

    1. 26. Rebuttal of presumption as to legitimacy and illegitimacy.

    2. 27.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 28. Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Statutory Provisions Amended by Substituting 18 for 21 Years

      1. Part I Enactments

      2. Part II Rules, Regulations Etc.

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Statutory Provisions Unaffected by Section 1

      1. 1.The Regency Acts 1937 to 1953.

      2. 2.

      3. 3.. . . . . . . . . ....

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule “the principal section ” means section...

      2. Funds in court

        1. 2.Any order or directions in force immediately before the commencement...

      3. Wardship and custody orders

        1. 3.(1) Any order in force immediately before the commencement date—...

      4. Adoption orders

        1. 4.The principal section shall not prevent the making of an...

      5. Power of trustees to apply income for maintenance of minor

        1. 5.(1) The principal section shall not affect section 31 of...

      6. Personal representatives’ powers during minority of beneficiary

        1. 6.The principal section shall not affect the meaning of “minority...

      7. Accumulation periods

        1. 7.The change, by virtue of the principal section, in the...

      8. Limitation of actions

        1. 8.The change, by virtue of the principal section, in the...

      9. Statutory provisions incorporated in deeds, wills, etc.

        1. 9.The principal section shall not affect the construction of any...

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