The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2014 were published on 15 December 2014.
These Rules amend the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (S.I. 2010/2955) (“the FPR”).
Rule 3(b) amends the FPR in consequence of the repeal, by the Presumption of Death Act 2013 (c.13), of section 19 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c.18) which had made provision for petitions to have it presumed that a party to a marriage is dead and for the marriage to be dissolved.
Rule 4 amends the FPR to give courts power to adjourn proceedings to enable parties to consider using non-court dispute resolution.
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Source: Family Law News