Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
Amendment of section 117 of Act of 1965
69. Section 117 of the Act of 1965 is amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3A):
“(3A) An order under this section—
(a) where the surviving civil partner is a parent of the child, shall not affect the legal right of that surviving civil partner or any devise or bequest to the civil partner or any share to which the civil partner is entitled on intestacy, or
(b) where the surviving civil partner is not a parent of the child, shall not affect the legal right of the surviving civil partner unless the court, after consideration of all the circumstances, including the testator’s financial circumstances and his or her obligations to the surviving civil partner, is of the opinion that it would be unjust not to make the order.”.