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When notifying the court of the petitioner's intention to withdraw a judicial separation petition which has not been served on the respondent, what must be filed with the court apart from the notice of withdrawal?

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Published on LexisPSL on 16/10/2019

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  • When notifying the court of the petitioner's intention to withdraw a judicial separation petition which has not been served on the respondent, what must be filed with the court apart from the notice of withdrawal?

Judicial separation is an alternative form of separation to a divorce, whereby parties will be formally separated as sanctioned by the court, but they will still be married to each other. This can be used by parties who have moral or religious objections to divorce, or who wants to resolve their financial issues but do not yet meet the criteria for a divorce, for example if they have not yet been married for one year.

The procedure for applications in matrimonial and civil partnership proceedings, which would include those for

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