Policy & Resources Committee - P.2022/52
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of The Policy Letter entitled, "Reform of the Matrimonial Causes Law" (dated 7th June 2022) they are of the opinion:-
1. To repeal section 22 of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrate's Court (Guernsey) Law, 1988.
2. To note that the approval of the States of Alderney to the amendments to the Separation, Maintenance and Affiliation Proceedings (Alderney) Law, 1964.
3. To note the inclusion of provisions empowering the Matrimonial Causes division to make orders dividing or charging Sark real property, as agreed by Chief Pleas of Sark in 2021.
4. To approve the Projet de Loi entitled 'The Matrimonial Causes (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2022' and to authorise the Bailiff to present a most humble petition to Her Majesty in Council praying for Her Royal Sanction thereto.
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.