Q&As

When a petitioner has presented a petition for judicial separation, can the respondent present their own petition for a divorce before the judicial separation proceedings have concluded?

read titleRead full title
Published on LexisPSL on 21/01/2021

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

  • When a petitioner has presented a petition for judicial separation, can the respondent present their own petition for a divorce before the judicial separation proceedings have concluded?

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 7.14 makes provision for a respondent in proceedings for a matrimonial order to file their own application:

‘How the respondent can make an application

7.14

(1) A respondent who wishes to make an application for a matrimonial or civil partnership order must make the application for that order within 21 days beginning with the date by which the respondent's acknowledgment of service is required to be filed, unless the court gives permission to make the application after that time has passed.

(2) Wh

Related documents:

Popular documents