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Amendments to terminology in standard orders in divorce proceedings

On 02 March 2022 Mr Justice Mostyn, with the authority of the President of the Family Division, announced amendments to several standard orders relating to divorce proceedings.

Following the coming into force of the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 on 06 April 2022, a 'petition' for divorce becomes an 'application, a 'decree nisi' becomes a 'conditional divorce order' and a 'decree absolute' a 'final divorce order'.

For the standard orders as amended with the new terminology, click here.

Julia Queen, Barrister, Coram Chambers