Some key dates in modern divorce law:
- The Age of Marriage Act 1929, made sure that both partner were over the age of 16 to be married.
- Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, was introduced to consolidate certain enactments relating to matrimonial proceedings. This granted a divorce on the basis of irretrievable breakdown.
- Under the Civil partnership Act 2004, same-sex couples can register a civil partnership, which has almost the same legal effects, rights and obligations as marriage does for mixed-sex couples.
We would all like to thank Penny for a wonderfully informative and interesting talk.