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When did the Divorce Reform Act 1969 come into force and what did it introduce?
1971 and a new ground for irrtetrievable breakdown. Before this there had to be a guilty party for divorce to be granted i.e. crueltry or adultery
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When was the Matrimonal Family Proceedings Act and what did itdo?
1984. Reduced the amount of time couples had to be married before a divorce from 3 years to 1 year
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When did the Family Law Act come in and what did it say?
1996. Spouses no longer had to demonstrate that one of them was at fault, just had to assert that it had broken down
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What did the Child maintenance service replace and why?
This replaced the child support agency in 2014 which was where absent parents had to contribute maintenance costs for their children as this was felt to be too intrusive by the state.
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When was the Equal Pay Act and what did it do?
1970 and made it illegal to pay men and women differently for the same job
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When was the Sex Discrimination Act and what does it do?
1975 and it prohibits sexdiscrimination against individuals in the areas of employment and education.
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When was the Matrimonal Family Proceedings Act and what did itdo?

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1984. Reduced the amount of time couples had to be married before a divorce from 3 years to 1 year

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What did the Child maintenance service replace and why?

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