Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002
|Long title||An Act to make provision enabling a court to require the dissolution of a religious marriage before granting a civil divorce|
|Introduced by||Andrew Dismore MP|
|Territorial extent||England and Wales|
|Royal assent||24 July 2002|
|Commencement||24 February 2003|
|Relates to||Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
Family Law Act 1996
Status: Current legislation
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Text of the Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database|
The Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Act amends the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 to allow one party to petition a court to not declare their divorce decree absolute until they have received a similar document from a religion's authority.
The Act applies only to England and Wales.
- Stephen Bates (27 July 2002). "Law seeks to ease Jewish divorces". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
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