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1. Which of these was not a clause of the second Matrimonial Causes Act?

  • Magistrates can order maintenance to deserted women
  • Women get separate legal status
  • Men couldn't lock up their wife
  • Maintenance could be paid to deserted women if their husband was convicted of assault
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2. Which one of these was the key term of the first Matrimonial Causes Act?

  • Women get separate legal status from their husbands
  • Right to maintenance & separation for wives of abusive husbands
  • Separated wife could sue or be sued
  • Married woman could inherit/bequeath property

3. Which of these was not a term of the first Custody of Children's Act?

  • Lord Chancellor had to agree custody
  • Mother had to have 'good character'
  • Children's welfare would be taken into account when assigning custody
  • Right of custody was given to mothers if children were under 7

4. When was the first Custody of Children's Act passed?

  • 1886
  • 1839
  • 1857
  • 1873

5. When, and what was the name of, the test case of the 1884 Act?

  • 1891, Jackson case
  • 1891, Chorlton vs Lings
  • 1895, Jackson
  • 1895, Chorlton vs Lings


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