Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
Custody of dependent children and social reports
170. The Act of 2010 is amended by the insertion of the following sections after section 141:
“Custody of dependent children of civil partners after decree of dissolution
141A. Where the court grants a decree of dissolution (within the meaning of Part 12), it may declare either of the civil partners concerned to be unfit to have custody of any dependent child of the civil partners who is under the age of 18 years and, if it does so and the civil partner to whom the declaration relates is a parent of any dependent child of the civil partners who is under the age of 18 years, that civil partner shall not, on the death of the other civil partner, be entitled as of right to the custody of that child.
141B. Section 47 of the Family Law Act 1995 shall apply to proceedings under this Act.”.