1) All land held by each member of a family unit, whether jointly or separately, shall for held the purposes of determining the ceiling area of the family unit, be deemed to be held by the family unit.
Explanation.- A " family unit " means,-
(a) a person and his spouse (or more than one spouse) and their minor sons and minor unmarried daughters if any; or
(b) where any spouse is dead, the surviving spouse or spouses, and the minor sons and minor unmarried daughters; or
(c) where the spouses are dead, the minor sons and minor unmarried daughters of such deceased spouses.
(2) For the purposes of this section, all declarations of dissolution of marriage made by a Court after the 26th day of September 1970, and all dissolutions of marriage by custom, or duly made, pronounced or declared on or after that date shall, for the purposes of determining the ceiling area to be held by a family unit, be ignored; and accordingly, the land held by each spouse shall be taken into consideration for that purpose, as if no dissolution had taken place. But, if a proceeding for dissolution of marriage has commenced before any Court before the aforesaid date, then the dissolution of marriage shall have full effect (whether the marriage is dissolved before or after that date), and shall be taken into consideration in determining the ceiling area of a family unit.