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The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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Marriage between certain persons related by affinity not to be void

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3.—(1) In Article 18 of the Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (NI 14) (prohibited degrees of relationship), the following provisions (which provide that a marriage between a person and the parent of a former spouse or former civil partner or between a person and the former spouse or former civil partner of a child of that person is void unless certain conditions are satisfied) are hereby repealed—

(a)in paragraph (1), Part 3 of the Table; and

(b)paragraphs (2C) and (2D).

(2) In paragraph (3) of that Article—

(a)for “, (2A) or (2C)” there shall be substituted “or (2A)”; and

(b)for “(2B) or (2D)” there shall be substituted “(2B)”.

(3) In consequence of paragraph (1), sub-paragraphs (6) and (7) of paragraph 64 of Schedule 29 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33) (which amend the paragraphs mentioned in paragraph (1)(b)) are hereby repealed.

(4) Nothing in this Article shall affect any marriage solemnised before the commencement of this Order.

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