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Where personal service has been effected on a respondent, and a certificate of service completed, is there any requirement for the petitioner to make a separate application in addition to the application for decree nisi?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/02/2020

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  • Where personal service has been effected on a respondent, and a certificate of service completed, is there any requirement for the petitioner to make a separate application in addition to the application for decree nisi?

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 6 contain the core provisions regarding service in family proceedings, although the specific provisions in any other part of FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, other legislation or practice directions may overrule the general provisions, as can a direction of the court in a particular matter.

There are specific rules for the service of applications for matrimonial and civil partnership orders including applications by the respondent (divorce or dissolution petition). These are set out in FPR 2010, S

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