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Section 1(1)(d) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) states that an applicant within this category is not a child of the deceased but a child who was treated by the deceased as a child of the family in the context of:
a civil partnership, or
any family in which the deceased at any time stood in the role of a parent
Prior to 1 October 2014, when the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 (ITPA 2014) came into force, this section only covered a child treated by the deceased as a child of the family in the context of a marriage or civil partnership and this remains the case where the deceased died before 1 October 2014. This disenfranchised a child who was treated as a child of the family in a non-marriage or non-civil partnership relationship. ITPA 2014, s 2 amended this section to include any family in which the deceased at
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