Members of the Lords, including two former justices of the Supreme Court and a former trustee of the Fatherhood Institute, discussed the key principles and purpose of the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill during second reading, on Friday 11 May.
This is a private member's bill. A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.
Committee stage, the first chance to amend the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.
Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill summary
This bill aims to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and in connection with financial settlements following divorce.
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