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Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006


Section 25: Meaning of “cohabitant” in sections 26 to 29

41.This section defines the term “cohabitant” as it is used in this legislation and, at subsection (2), describes the factors which courts will take into account when determining whether a person is a cohabitant for the purposes of sections 26 to 29. This section applies equally to same sex couples.

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