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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

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240.Paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 1B makes it clear that the provisions in this Schedule on divorce or separation do not affect the Court of Session’s jurisdiction to hear separation proceedings as a matter of necessity and urgency.

241.Paragraph 7(2) makes it clear that the provisions in Schedule 1B on divorce, separation and nullity do not affect the sheriff court’s jurisdiction to hear such cases remitted to it under any enactment or rule of court, where hearing such cases does not contravene regulations made under paragraph 2.

242.Paragraph 7(3) makes it clear that when hearing a case under paragraphs 3 to 6 of Schedule 1B, the court can also hear other proceedings in respect of the same marriage, even if it would not normally have jurisdiction.

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