CHAPTER 191

DIVORCE

CHANGING THE TIME WITHIN WHICH A DECREE NISI

SHALL BECOME ABSOLUTE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 86 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO DIVORCE, CHANGING THE TIME WITHIN WHICH A DECREE NISI SHALL BECOME ABSOLUTE; EXCEPTION IN ACTIONS OF DIVORCE HERETOFORE INSTITUTED.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 86 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing all of 3519. Sec. 23. thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be styled 3519. Sec. 23. as follows:

3519. Sec. 23. Decree Absolute for Divorce; When, How Obtained:--A decree nisi shall become absolute after the expiration of three months from the entry thereof, unless appealed from or proceedings for review are pending, or the Court before the expiration of said period for sufficient cause, upon its own motion, or upon the application of any person, whether interested or not, otherwise orders; and at the expiration of three months such final and absolute decree shall then be entered upon application to the court by the plaintiff, unless prior to that time cause be shown to the contrary.

In all actions of divorce now pending in which a decree nisi has been entered a decree nisi shall become absolute after the expiration of three months from the passage of this Act; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to any decree for divorce which shall become absolute in accordance with the provisions of this section as heretofore in effect prior to the expiration of three months from the approval of this Act.