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The Civil Partnership (Treatment of Overseas Relationships) Order 2005

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3.  (1)  Section 41 (time bar on applications for dissolution orders) of the Act of 2004 applies in relation to a recognised overseas relationship registered under the relevant law before 5th December 2005 as though for the words “formation of the civil partnership” there were substituted “registration of the overseas relationship”.

(2) Section 65 (contributions by civil partner to property improvement) applies to a contribution made by a party to a recognised overseas relationship registered under the relevant law before 5th December 2005 as though—

(a)for “a civil partner” there were substituted “a party to an overseas relationship”;

(b)for “the civil partners” each time it appears there were substituted “the parties to the overseas relationship”; and

(c)for “the contributing partner” there were substituted “the contributing party”.

(3) Paragraph 21(2)(d) of Schedule 5 to the Act of 2004 applies to an application under Part 1 of that Schedule or under Part 1 of Schedule 7 to the Act of 2004 which relates to a recognised overseas relationship registered under the relevant law before 5th December 2005 as though for the reference to “the duration of the civil partnership” there were substituted “the duration of the overseas relationship by virtue of which they are treated as having formed a civil partnership”.

(4) Paragraph 5(2)(d) of Schedule 6 to the Act of 2004 applies to an application under Part 1 of that Schedule which relates to a recognised overseas relationship registered under the relevant law before 5th December 2005 as though for the reference to “the duration of the civil partnership” there were substituted “the duration of the overseas relationship by virtue of which they are treated as having formed a civil partnership”.

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