Reply To: close relative or not

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andyrichards
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It’s all explained in Circular A16/2005 actually. See section headed “Prohibited Degrees”. The phraseology in that circular does indeed suggest that the in-law relationship survives the death of the partner – e.g. “a man can marry his mother in law if his wife and her husband are both dead”. The relationship has to survive if that sentence is to make any sense!