Criminal Evidence Act 1992

Definitions (Part IV).

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20.In this Part—

F39 [ decree of divorce means a decree under section 5 of the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996 or any decree that was granted under the law of a country or jurisdiction other than the State and is recognised in the State; ]

decree of judicial separation” includes a decree of divorce a mensa et thoro or any decree made by a court outside the State and recognised in the State as having the like effect;

F40 [ former spouse includes a person who, in respect of his or her marriage to an accused

( a ) has been granted a decree of judicial separation, or

( b ) has entered into a separation agreement, or

( c ) has been granted a decree of divorce; ]

separation agreement” means an agreement in writing which provides for the spouses concerned living separately and apart from each other.