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10In section 1(4) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 for the words “sections 3(3) and 5” there shall be substituted the words “section 5”.E+W+S+N.I.
11In section 24A of that Act there shall be added at the end the following subsection—E+W+S+N.I.
“(6)Where a party to a marriage has a beneficial interest in any property, or in the proceeds of sale thereof, and some other person who is not a party to the marriage also has a beneficial interest in that property or in the proceeds of sale thereof, then, before deciding whether to make an order under this section in relation to that property, it shall be the duty of the court to give that other person an opportunity to make representations with respect to the order; and any representations made by that other person shall be included among the circumstances to which the court is required to have regard under section 25(1) below.”.
12In section 27 of that Act—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)in subsection (3A) for the words “section 25(1)(a) and (b) and (2)(a) to (e)” there shall be substituted the words “section 25(3)(a) to (e)” and for the words “section 25(3)” there shall be substituted the words “section 25(4)”;
(b)in subsection (3B) for the words “section 25(1)(c)” there shall be substituted the words “section 25(2)(c) above” and for the words “section 25(2)(d)” there shall be substituted the words “section 25(2)(c) above (as it applies by virtue of section 25(3)(e) above)”.
13In section 35 of that Act—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)in subsection (2) for the words “section 25(3)” there shall be substituted the words “section 25(4)”;
(b)in subsection (3) for the words from “in the petty sessions area” to “for which the court acts” there shall be substituted the words “within the commission area (within the meaning of the Justices of the Peace Act 1979) for which the court is appointed;”.
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15In section 47(2) of that Act after paragraph (d) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—E+W+S+N.I.
“(dd)an order under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984;”.
16In section 52(1) of that Act, in the definition of “the court” for the words “the Matrimonial Causes Act 1967” there shall be substituted the words “Part V of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984”.E+W+S+N.I.
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