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The Polygamous Marriages (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 4)

3.  In Article 37 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (declarations in respect of polygamous marriages)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for the words “the marriage” onwards there shall be substituted the words “either party to the marriage is, or has during the subsistence of the marriage been, married to more than one person”; and

(b)for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted—

(2) Provision may be made by rules of court—

(a)for requiring notice of proceedings brought by virtue of this Article to be served on any additional spouse of a party to the marriage in question; and

(b)for conferring on any such additional spouse the right to be heard in the proceedings,

in such cases as may be specified in the rules..

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