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Family Procedure Rules Committee consults on 'de-linking' rule changes

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Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 8 September 2017.

  • The Family Procedure Rules Committee has issued a consultation concerning proposed amendments to Part 9 of the FPR which deals with applications for a financial remedy.

    The proposed changes are intended to allow the "de-linking" of applications for a financial order from proceedings for a decree of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership. When implemented, it will no longer be possible to make an application for a financial order in a divorce petition or dissolution application.

    The proposed amendments also make changes to the types of financial remedy cases to which the procedure in Chapter 5 of Part 9 of the FPR applies, rename that procedure as "fast track" and make some minor changes to the procedure itself.

    This consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 8 September 2017.

    You can read the consultation documents and proposed changes on the FPRC website.


Published: 17/07/2017

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