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Family Law Reform Act 1969

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18Illegitimate children to count as dependants under Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1938

(1)For the purposes of the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1938, a person's illegitimate son or daughter shall be treated as his dependant in any case in which a legitimate son or daughter of that person would be so treated, and accordingly in the definition of the expressions " son" and " daughter " in section 5(1) of that Act, as amended by the Family Provision Act 1966, after the words "respectively include " there shall be inserted the words

an illegitimate son or daughter of the deceased.

(2)In section 26(6) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1965 (which provides, among other things, for the word " dependant" to have the same meaning as in the said Act of 1938 as amended by the said Act of 1966), after the words " as amended by the Family Provision Act 1966 " there shall be inserted the words

and the Family Law Reform Act 1969.

(3)This section does not affect the operation of the said Acts of 1938 and 1965 in relation to a person dying before the coming into force of this section.

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