Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

Amendment of Criminal Evidence Act, 1992.


49.Section 20 of the Criminal Evidence Act, 1992, is hereby amended in section 20—

(a) by the insertion of the following definition:

“‘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;”,


(b) by the substitution of the following definition for the definition of former spouse:

“‘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;”.