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Repealed (1.12.2009) by Land And Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009), s. 8(3) and sch. 2 part 5, S.I. No. 356 of 2009.