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.”.