Married Women’s Status Act 1957
Capacity of married women.
2.— (1) Subject to this Act, a married woman shall—
( a) be capable of acquiring, holding, and disposing (by will or otherwise) of, any property, and
( b) be capable of contracting, and
( c) be capable of rendering herself, and being rendered, liable in respect of any tort, contract, debt or obligation, and
( d) be capable of suing and being sued, and
( e) be subject to the law relating to bankruptcy and to the enforcement of judgments and orders,
as if she were unmarried.
(2) Subsection (1) shall apply as between a married woman and her F1 [ spouse ] in like manner as it applies as between her and any other person.
(3) A married woman may act as a trustee or personal representative as if she were unmarried.
(4) F2 [ … ]
(5) F2 [ … ]
Substituted (16.11.2015) by Marriage Act 2015 (35/2015), s. 17(a), S.I. No. 504 of 2015.
Repealed (1.12.2009) by Land And Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009), s. 8(3) and sch. 2 part 5, S.I. No. 356 of 2009.