Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

Amendment of Powers of Attorney Act, 1996.


50.The Powers of Attorney Act, 1996, is hereby amended—

(a) in section 5 (7), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (a):

“(a) the marriage is annulled or dissolved either—

(i) under the law of the State, or

(ii) under the law of another state and is, by reason of that annulment or divorce, not or no longer a subsisting valid marriage under the law of the State,”,

(b) in Part I of the Second Schedule, by the insertion of the following paragraph:

“2A. The expiry of an enduring power of attorney effected in the circumstances mentioned in section 5 (7) shall apply only so far as it relates to an attorney who is the spouse of the donor.”.