|Name:||Family Law Act 1986 (c. 55).|
|Subject(s):||Civil, commercial and family law|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line legislation.gov.uk, National Archives, United Kingdom PDF of Act as amended to 28/02/2013 (consulted on 2013-03-14)
|Abstract/Citation:||An Act to amend the law relating to the jurisdiction of courts in the United Kingdom to make orders with regard to the custody of children; to make provision as to the recognition and enforcement of such orders throughout the United Kingdom; to make further provision as to the imposition, effect and enforcement of restrictions on the removal of children from the United Kingdom or from any part of the United Kingdom; to amend the law relating to the jurisdiction of courts in Scotland as to tutory and curatory; to amend the law relating to the recognition of divorces, annulments and legal separations; to make further provision with respect to the effect of divorces and annulments on wills; to amend the law relating to the powers of courts to make declarations relating to the status of a person; to abolish the right to petition for jactitation of marriage; to repeal the Greek Marriages Act 1884; to make further provision with respect to family proceedings rules; to amend the Child Abduction Act 1984, the Child Abduction (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 and the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985; and for connected purposes.
Makes amendments to a number of Acts listed in the Schedule and repeals the following Acts:
- The Greek Marriages Act 1884;
- Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Act 1926;
- Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Act 1940
- Matrimonial Causes (War Marriages) Act 1944;
- Colonial and Other Territories (Divorce Jurisdiction) Act 1950;
- Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations Act 1971.