Part 15 Family Property (ss 198-201)
Part 15 Family Property (ss 198-201)
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

198 Abolition of husband's duty to maintain wife

The rule of common law that a husband must maintain his wife is abolished.


199 Abolition of presumption of advancement

(1)     The presumption of advancement (by which, for example, a husband is presumed to be making a gift to his wife if he transfers property to her, or purchases property in her name) is abolished.

(2)     The abolition by subsection (1) of the presumption of advancement does not have effect in relation to—

(a)     anything done before the commencement of this section, or

(b)     anything done pursuant to any obligation incurred before the commencement of this section.


200 Amendment of Married Women's Property Act 1964