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A NEW DIVORCE BILL.. I

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A NEW DIVORCE BILL.. [ Sexes Placed on Equality. j The text was issued on Tuesday of the. Bill introduced into the House of Lords by Lord Gorell, formerly President of the Divorce Court, to give eimect to the findings of the Royal Commission on Divorce, so far as they were common to the majority and minority report. The principal enacting clause pro- vides that Any married person may apply to the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the Ii 6h Court of Justice (hereinefter called the High Court) to dissolve his or her marriage on the ground that since the celebration thereof the other party thereto has committed adultery. Any of the following are to constitute an absolute defence to any proceedings for I divorce (a) That the facts alleged are denied. (b) That the applicant has been accessory to or conniving at the adultery alleged. (c) That the applicant has condoned the adultery alleged. (d) That the application is made or prose- cuted in collusion with any defendant or co-defendant. Provided an agreement honestly and properly made as to the course to be taken in any proceedings shall not be treated as conclusive proof of collusion, if there existed previously to such agreement any adequate and good ground for divorce. A discretionary defence to any proceedings may be provided by any of the following circumstances I (a) That the applicant has during the marriage committed adultery. (b) That the applicant has been guilty of cruelty towards the defendant. (c) That the applicant has deserted the defendant. (d) That the applicant has been guilty of unreasonable delay in presenting or prosecuting the application. (e) That the applicant has been guilty of such wilful neglect or misconduct as has conduced to the adullwry alleged. I It. is further provided that the High Court may pronounce a decree for a judicial separa- tion on the ground of habitual drunkenness. A decree for nullity may be granted if the defendant was at the time of marriage of un- sound mind or in a state of incipient mental unsoundness, which has become definite within six months of the marriage, or was at the time of the marriage subject to epilepsy or to recurrent fits of insanity. A decree nisi may be made on presumption of death, and seven years' absence is to be primi-facie evidence of death. Additional powers are taken to make separation and maintenance orders, to deal with co-defendants, and varying the rules of evidence in matrimonial cases to make a decree nisi absolute in a shorter time than six mont hs if the court shall so decide and declaring that non-compliance with a decree of restitution of conj ugal rights shall not be deemed to be desertion. Habitual drunkenness includes intoxication by drugs.

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