Matrimonial Causes and Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1870

Part I.

Matrimonial Causes and Matters.

[S. 5 rep. 46 & 47 Vict. c. 39. (S.L.R.) S. 6 rep. 56 & 57 Vict. c. 54. (S.L.R.)]

Former matrimonial jurisdiction of ecclesiastical courts to be exercised by the Court.

7. All jurisdiction now vested in or exerciseable by any ecclesiastical court or person in Ireland in respect of divorces a mensâ et thoro, suits of nullity of marriage, suits for restitution of conjugal rights or jactitation of marriage, and in all causes, suits, and matters matrimonial, except in respect of marriage licences, shall belong to and be vested in Her Majesty, and such jurisdiction shall be exercised in the name of Her Majesty in a court of record, to be called the Court for Matrimonial Causes and Matters.