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Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006

Financial provision

Section 18: Financial provision: incidental orders

32.Section 18 provides sheriffs with the power to direct a sheriff clerk to execute deeds relating to moveable property. Currently the sheriff can do so in relation to heritable property where the grantor of deeds cannot be found, refuses or is unable, or fails to execute the deed. However, in an increasing number of matrimonial cases, courts are being asked to make orders for the transfer of movable property, e.g. insurance policies. This section removes the existing anomaly in the law.

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