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AG speaks on Proposed changes to the Marriage Act

The religious community and the Bar Association of Belize have been some of the groups who have been consulted by the Government on the proposed changes to the Marriage Act. That’s what Attorney General Magali Marin-Young explained to Love News on Friday when asked. The amendments, which were announced in May, is focusing on removing the fault grounds for an application for judicial separation before the Family Court. According to the AG, the idea is to allow families to heal after these proceedings, particularly children who are impacted after their parents are legally and physically separated.

The AG stressed that proposed amendments will not affect the protection against domestic violence under the Domestic Violence Act and will not affect the rights of maintenance for spouses and children.