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Is the Philippines a reciprocating country for the purpose of Part I of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972, as it is a country that was party to the UN Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance of 20 June 1956?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/03/2021

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  • Is the Philippines a reciprocating country for the purpose of Part I of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972, as it is a country that was party to the UN Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance of 20 June 1956?

The Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 (MO(RE)A 1972) addresses the recovery of maintenance where the parties live in different countries.

MO(RE)A 1972 contains two key parts. MO(RE)A 1972, Pt I specifically focuses on the recovery of maintenance between countries defined as ‘reciprocating countries’. Reciprocating countries have agreed that a maintenance order made in one country may be registered and enforced in another country without the need to initiate court proceedings. An application for a maintenance order to be sent t

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