Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

87.

Amendment of section 120 of Act of 1965.

87.— Section 120 of the Act of 1965 is amended—

( a) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (2):

“(2A) A deceased’s civil partner who has deserted the deceased is precluded from taking any share in the deceased’s estate as a legal right or on intestacy if the desertion continued up to the death for two years or more.”,

( b) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(3A) A civil partner who was guilty of conduct which justified the deceased in separating and living apart from him or her is deemed to be guilty of desertion within the meaning of subsection (2A).”,

( c) in subsection (4), by inserting “or civil partner” after “spouse”.