Tonga Sessional Legislation
MAINTENANCE OF DESERTED WIVES (AMENDMENT) ACT 1989
NO. 9 OF 1989
TAUFA’AHAU TUPOU IV
18th October, 1989
TO AMEND THE MAINTENANCE OF DESERTED WIVES ACT
[14th September, 1989]
BE IT ENACTED by the King and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:
1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Maintenance of Deserted Wives (Amendment) Act 1989.
(2) The Maintenance of Deserted Wives Act (Cap. 31 [1988 Ed]), as amended, is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Act is amended –
by deleting the word "or" at the end of paragraph (b) thereof and inserting the following in its stead:
"and may in addition or as a further alternative to such order."
(ii) by renumbering paragraph (c) thereof as paragraph (d);
(iii) by inserting the following as the new paragraph (c):
"(c) order that either the wife or the husband shall have custody of the children; or"
Passed in the Legislative Assembly this 14th day of September, 1989