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PE1904: Change Scots law to disqualify estranged spouses from making claims on an estate

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to define in law the difference between a legally married cohabiting couple and a legally married non-cohabiting couple, for the purposes of ensuring that an estranged spouse cannot inherit their spouse’s assets.

Petitioner: Christina Fisher

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 23 September 2021

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Written submissions

PE1904/A: Scottish Government submission of 27 October 2021