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Commencement of Family Law Bill, 03/04/06 [S]

The Family Law (Scotland) Bill will commence on 4 May 2006. This is the date on which the Scottish Executive will also launch the information campaign. The Family Law Bill includes measures to establish parental rights and responsibilities for unmarried fathers. The Scottish Executive has also announced a number of non-legislative initiatives to support families, including a charter for grandparents and a Parenting agreement for Scotland.

The Act can be found online at Her Majesty's Stationary Office.

Further information

Family Law (Scotland) Bill