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If the respondent to a divorce files a cross petition what steps must the first petitioner take if they wish to defend the cross petition and proceed on the basis of their first petition or they do not wish to defend the cross petition. Does the first petitioner need to file an acknowledgment of service of the cross petition or an answer?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/06/2018

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  • If the respondent to a divorce files a cross petition what steps must the first petitioner take if they wish to defend the cross petition and proceed on the basis of their first petition or they do not wish to defend the cross petition. Does the first petitioner need to file an acknowledgment of service of the cross petition or an answer?

If the respondent to a divorce files a cross petition what steps must the first petitioner take if they wish to defend the cross petition and proceed on the basis of their first petition or they do not wish to defend the cross petition. Does the first petitioner need to file an acknowledgment of service of the cross petition or an answer?

Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 7 apply in respect of applications for matrimonial orders, which includes petitions for divorce. FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 7.14 provides that a respondent who wishes to make an application for a matrimonial order must

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