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Does an application in Form A need to be issued for dismissal purposes when submitting a financial consent order?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/03/2016

The following Family Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Does an application in Form A need to be issued for dismissal purposes when submitting a financial consent order?
  • What statutory provision is there in relation to a Form A for dismissal purposes?
  • What did the Financial Remedies Working Group recommend?
  • Have changes been made to FPR 2010?
  • Is there precedent wording for a Form A for dismissal purposes?

At the same time as lodging a draft financial consent order and statements of information in Forms D81, some courts may also require both parties (or just the respondent where there are financial order proceedings) to file a Form A marked 'for dismissal purposes only'.

What statutory provision is there in relation to a Form A for dismissal purposes?

There is no specific provision in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 that requires a Form A to be issued for dismissal purposes. Note that for the court to approve a financial consent order there must be pending proceedings, commenced by the applicant issuing an application in Form A (see Practice Note: Issuing financial order proceedings in Form A)—this Q&A is concerned with the question of whether an additional Form A m

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