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A quick-fire users’ guide to the new divorce petitions

Date:21 JUL 2017
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As reported by iFLG on 19 July 2017 the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 were announced on 17 July 2017 with a number of rule changes to come into force on 7 August 2017. The changes are accompanied by the introduction of new divorce petition to be used from 7 August 2017. The present ('old') petition will not be accepted by the Courts after 4 September 2017.

We set out a few thoughts on the new petition in our previous article and we share here a quick-stop user guide to the new petition.

The re-design clearly had the interest of litigants-in-person in mind and the form is now much more user friendly and contains a lot more guidance for the parties. It will look like the online petition due to be rolled out around the country. Our comments here are focused on how the new petition will affect us as practitioners.

Read the full article here.