17(1)Amend Article 3 (application for financial provision from deceased person’s estate) as follows.N.I.
(2)For paragraph (1)(a) and (b) (application may be made by spouse or by former spouse who has not remarried) substitute—
“(a)the spouse or civil partner of the deceased;
(b)a former spouse or former civil partner of the deceased, but not one who has formed a subsequent marriage or civil partnership;”.
(3)In paragraph (1)(ba) (application may be made by person living as husband or wife of the deceased), after “paragraph (1A)” insert “ or (1B) ”.
(4)In paragraph (1)(d) (application may be made by child of the family), after “marriage” (in each place) insert “ or civil partnership ”.
(5)After paragraph (1A) insert—
“(1B)This paragraph applies to a person if for the whole of the period of two years ending immediately before the date when the deceased died the person was living—
(a)in the same household as the deceased, and
(b)as the civil partner of the deceased.”