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Family Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2017

Amendments to FPR 2010 come into force on 7 August 2017

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 ("the FPR 2010") are amended by the Family Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2017 from 7 August 2017.

Rule 3 of the 2017 Amendment No 2 Rules inserts into rule 8.23 of the FPR 2010 a signpost to the Rules which deal with allocation in the family court of proceedings for financial provision following an overseas divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership. Rules 5 and 6 omit provision in rules 8.28 and 9.5 of the FPR 2010 relating to the allocation of such proceedings in the High Court.

Rule 4 amends the procedure in rule 8.25 of the FPR 2010 relating to applications for permission to apply for financial provision following an overseas divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.

Rule 7 amends provision in rule 9.15 of the FPR 2010 relating to the holding of a Financial Dispute Resolution appointment (referred to in the FPR 2010 as "a FDR appointment").

Rule 8 amends rule 17(1) of the FPR 2010 to require a statement of truth in certain matrimonial and civil partnership applications and answers to such applications.

Rule 9 makes transitional provision in relation to the amendment made by rule 8.

For the 2017 Amendment No 2 Rules, click here.

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