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Changes over time for: Cross Heading: The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)

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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)E+W

32(1)The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In section 17(1) (financial relief in the case of overseas divorces etc.), for

[F1paragraph (a) substitute—

“(a)make one or more orders each of which would, within the meaning of Part II of the 1973 Act, be a financial provision order in favour of a party to the marriage or a child of the family or a property adjustment order in relation to the marriage;. ”]

(3)For section [F221(1)(a)] (provisions of the 1973 Act applied for the purposes of the powers to give relief in the case of overseas divorces etc.) substitute—

(a)section 22A(5) (provisions about lump sums in relation to divorce or separation);

(aa)section 23(4), (5) and (6) (provisions about lump sums in relation to annulment);

[F3(3A)For section 21(1)(ba) substitute—

“(ba)sections 24BA(5) to (7) (provisions about pension sharing orders in relation to divorce);

(baa)section 24BC(1) to (3) (provisions about pension sharing orders in relation to nullity); ”.

(3B)In section 21(3), for “section 23” substitute “section 22A or 23”.]

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(4)In section 27 (interpretation), for the definition of “property adjustment order”, substitute—

property adjustment order” and “secured periodical payments order” mean any order which would be a property adjustment order or, as the case may be, secured periodical payments order within the meaning of Part II of the 1973 Act;

(5)In section 32 (meaning of “family business”), for the definition of “matrimonial cause” substitute—

matrimonial cause” means an action for nullity of marriage or any marital proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996;.

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F1Words in Sch. 8 para. 32(2) and para. 32(2)(a) substituted for words in para. 32(2) (1.12.2000) by 1999 c. 30, s. 84, Sch. 12 Pt. I para. 66(14); S.I. 2000/1116, art. 2(f)

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