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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Paragraph 3: Modification of the Law Reform (Parent and Child) (Scotland) Act 1986

52.Paragraph 3 of schedule 2 amends the Law Reform (Parent and Child) Scotland Act 1986. It amends section 5 (presumptions) so that the conditions under which a man will be presumed to be the father of a child are extended to where he was in a civil partnership with the mother of the child at any time between conception and birth, even in the case of a void or voidable civil partnership.

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