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Part 6 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 contains the core provisions regarding service in family proceedings, although note that specific provisions in any other part of FPR 2010, other legislation or practice directions may overrule the general provisions, as can a direction of the court in a particular matter.
There are specific rules for the service of applications for matrimonial orders and these are set out in chapter 2 of FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, Pt 6 (FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 6.3–6.22) and in the supporting FPR 2010, PD 6A.
Pursuant to FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 6.9 an applicant may make a request to the court officer for personal service by the court bailiff. Such an application will only be considered where the address for service is in England and Wales and, normally, where postal service ha
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