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Same Sex Marriage – essential update

Date:12 MAR 2014

Hands up who is looking forward to getting their heads around all of the upcoming changes to family law? As was clear from the President's 10th View there are a lot of changes coming and we are rapidly approaching the date for formal implementation.

This is the first of a series of articles designed to help family lawyers get up to speed with the reforms and other legislation by summarising the changes to the law and how they will affect day-to-day practice. Look out for further articles on: The single Family Court the Children and Families Bill the Revised PLO the Child Arrangements Programme the new Bundles direction and MIAMs.

In a nutshell:

Same sex marriages are lawful.


Generally 13 March 2014 (although some parts of the Act have come into force already largely for the purpose of making subordinate legislation and some will come into force 3 June 2014) (see The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013...

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