Married Women (Dispensation with Concurrence of Husband) Act


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Married Women (Dispensation (CAP. 266 1
with Concurrence of Husband)

CHAPTER 266

THE MARRIED WOMEN (DISPENSATION WITH
CONCURRENCE O F HUSBAND) ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. 3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 74 s. 91. High Court may in certain

cases dispense with concurrence of husband in con-
veyance of wife's property.

3. Court may make order though wife not within Antigua
and Barbuda.

MARRIED WOMEN (DISPENSATION WITH CON-
CURRENCE O F HUSBAND)

(6th June, 1862.) 180/1862.

1. This Act may be cited as the Married Women short title.
(Dispensation with Concurrence of Husband) Act.

2. If a husband shall in consequence of being a lunatic, 3 & 4 will. 4. c.
74 s. 91. idiot, or of unsound mind, and whether he shall have been ~ i ~ h court may

found such by inquisition or not, or shall from any other in certain cases
dispense with cause be incapable of executing a deed, or if his residence concurren,e of

shall not be known, or he shall be in prison, or shall be liv- husband in
ing apart from his wife by mutual consent, or from any other
cause whatsoever, it shall be lawful for the High Court, by
an order to be made in a summary way upon the applica-
tion of the wife, and upon such evidence as to the said Court

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

2 CAP. 266) Married Women (Dispensation with
Concurrence of Husband)

shall seem meet, to dispense with the concurrence of the hus-
band in any case in which his concurrence is required by
law; and all acts and deeds to be done, executed, or made
by his wife in pursuance of such order in regard to lands,
or in regard to money subject to be invested in the purchase
of lands, shall be done, executed, or made by her in the
same manner as if she were feme sole, and when done,
executed, or made by her shall (but without prejudice to the
rights of the husband as then existing independently of this
Act) be as good and valid as they would have been if the
husband had concurred.

Court may make
order though

3. It shall be lawful for the Court to make any such
wife not within order, although the wife may not be within Antigua and
Antigua and Barbuda at the time of the making thereof.
Barbuda.