Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

Amendment of Act of 1989.


45.The Act of 1989 is hereby amended—

( a) in section 3 (2) ( a), by the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (i):

“(i) is satisfied that such provision exists or has been made, or”,

( b) in section 7, by the deletion of subsection (7), and

( c) by the insertion of the following section before section 8:

“Non-admissibility as evidence of certain communications relating to reconciliation or separation.

7A.—An oral or written communication between either of the spouses concerned and a third party for the purpose of seeking assistance to effect a reconciliation or to reach agreement between them on some or all of the terms of a separation (whether or not made in the presence or with the knowledge of the other spouse), and any record of such a communication, made or caused to be made by either of the spouses concerned or such a third party, shall not be admissible as evidence in any court.”.