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Civil Partnership Act 2004

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246Interpretation of statutory references to stepchildren etc.U.K.

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(1)In any provision to which this section applies, references to a stepchild or step-parent of a person (here, “A”), and cognate expressions, are to be read as follows—

  • A’s stepchild includes a person who is the child of A’s civil partner (but is not A’s child);

  • A’s step-parent includes a person who is the civil partner of A’s parent (but is not A’s parent);

  • A’s stepdaughter includes a person who is the daughter of A’s civil partner (but is not A’s daughter);

  • A’s stepson includes a person who is the son of A’s civil partner (but is not A’s son);

  • A’s stepfather includes a person who is the civil partner of A’s father (but is not A’s parent);

  • A’s stepmother includes a person who is the civil partner of A’s mother (but is not A’s parent);

  • A’s stepbrother includes a person who is the son of the civil partner of A’s parent (but is not the son of either of A’s parents);

  • A’s stepsister includes a person who is the daughter of the civil partner of A’s parent (but is not the daughter of either of A’s parents).

(2)For the purposes of any provision to which this section applies—

  • brother-in-law” includes civil partner’s brother,

  • daughter-in-law” includes daughter’s civil partner,

  • father-in-law” includes civil partner’s father,

  • mother-in-law” includes civil partner’s mother,

  • parent-in-law” includes civil partner’s parent,

  • sister-in-law” includes civil partner’s sister, and

  • son-in-law” includes son’s civil partner.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 246 applied (11.5.2006) by The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Relationships Arising Through Civil Partnership) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1121, art. 2

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