Family Law Reform Act 1987

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1987 c. 42
Year1987
(1) In this Act and enactments passed and instruments made after the coming into force of this section, references (however expressed) to any relationship between two persons shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be construed without regard to whether or not the father and mother of either of them, or the father and mother of any person through whom the relationship is deduced, have or had been married to each other at any time.references to a person whose father and mother were married to F72, or civil partners of, each other at the time of his birth include; andreferences to a person whose father and mother were not married to F73, or civil partners of, each other at the time of his birth do not include,is treated as legitimate by virtue of section 1 of the is a legitimated person within the meaning of section 10 of that Act;has a parent by virtue of section 42 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (which relates to treatment provided to a woman who is at the time of treatment F57married to a woman or a party to a civil partnership or, in certain circumstances, a void F58marriage or civil partnership) ;is F59married to or the civil partner of the child's mother at the time of the child's birth, orwas F60married to or the civil partner of the child's mother at any time during the period beginning with the time mentioned in section 43(b) of that Act and ending with the child's birth;is an adopted person within the meaning of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002is otherwise treated in law as legitimate.

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