The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2010

06 APR 2010

TUES 06/04/2010 - These Rules amend the Family Proceedings Rules 1991.

Rule 5 inserts a new Part IIIA to provide for the court process for an application for an order preventing avoidance under section 32L of the Child Support Act 1991 (c.48). Part 8 and Rules 31.17 to 31.19 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (S.I.1998/3132) are applied subject to the rules in Part IIIA and necessary modifications.

A new form (Form C110) is inserted for use when applying for a care order or supervision order and consequential amendments are made to Form C1 to reflect this.

Provision is made for Form C110 to have attached to it such of the documents specified in the Annex to that form as are available to ensure proceedings are not delayed by reason of a missing document.

A new rule 4.14A is inserted into the 1991 Rules and provides for the court to set the timetable for proceedings for a care order or supervision order in accordance with the Timetable for the Child as defined in that rule.

These Rules come into force on 6 April 2010.

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