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Repealed (1.12.2009) by Land And Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009), s. 8(3) and sch. 2 part 5, S.I. No. 356 of 2009.