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Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006

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Section 41: Effect of parents’ marriage in determining status to depend on law of domicile

60.This section provides that questions arising as to the effect that the marital status of a person’s parents has on that person’s status will be determined by the law of country in which that person is domiciled. Consequential amendments are made in schedules 2 and 3. This section follows on from the provisions removing the last remnants of matters relating to illegitimacy.

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