Family Law comprises a series of acts over the last one hundred years or so. The establishment of the Welfare state in the nineteen forties saw an increase in legislation as for the first time the state was beginning to take an active part in supporting the family. The first real act that had an effect on,and the creation of Family law was the Married Women’s Property Act in 1882 which sought to protect the women in cases of divorce or being widowed.
Family Law, as with any branch of the law, is myriad and complicated and should there be an issue you should seek the help of Family Law Solicitors Gloucester or anywhere else to steer you through it.
Following the act in 1882 it is not considered that anything significant replaced it until almost a hundred years later with the introduction of the Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973. Society had become unrecognisable since the previous Act with 2 World Wars, the invention of the contraceptive pill and the increased role women were playing in work and business. Not enough of the Act covered the financial situation after the divorce and it was necessary to bring in a follow up in 1984.The bedrock of modern Family law was thus laid.