Detail of outcome
This consultation closed on 8 September 2017 and has been concluded. The amended rules were implemented in June 2018. The rules (as amended) can be accessed on the Justice website.
This consultation relates to proposed amendments to Part 9 of the Family Procedure Rules (FPR): Application for a financial remedy.
These amendments are intended to facilitate the “de-linking” of applications for a financial order from proceedings for a decree of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, so that it will no longer be possible to make an application for a financial order in a divorce petition or dissolution application.
Additionally, the proposed amendments would also make changes to the types of financial remedy cases to which the procedure in Chapter 5 of Part 9 of the FPR applies, rename that procedure as “fast track” and make some minor changes to the procedure itself.
This consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 8 September 2017.