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Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002

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Territorial extent
England and Wales

24 February 2003

Introduced by
Andrew Dismore MP

Royal assent
24 July 2002

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

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 was brought before Parliament by Andrew Dismore MP as a Private Members' Bill under the Ten Minute Rule.

The Act applies only to England and Wales.


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