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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Im trying to advise someone bringing a Family Law case and

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I'm trying to advise someone bringing a Family Law case and I need to know if the person accused is a relative as far as the law is concerned. If I can call the person bringing the case Mrs X, the accused is Mrs X's husband's sister's husband, in other word's Mrs X's sister-in-law's husband. Does this in-law come under the legal definition of a relative?
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I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
May I ask in what way this is relevant in the case?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm not sure of all the relevant facts, but it doesn't matter now, it went to court yesterday afternoon. The question about whether an in-law could be legally regarded as a relative was brought up but I think it was decided that it was a grey area that could be argued either way.

Technically they are a relative in so far as they are part of the same family they are just not a blood relative
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