Citation and commencement

1

These Rules may be cited as the Family Proceedings (Amendment) (No 3) Rules 2007 and shall come into force on 1st October 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2007: see above.

Amendments to the Family Proceedings Rules 1991

2

Amendments to the Family Proceedings Rules 19912

In the Arrangement of Rules of the Family Proceedings Rules 1991 (“the 1991 Rules”), in the entry for rule 7.39, omit “a specified State of”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2007: see r 1.

3

3

(1)    Rule 7.39 of the 1991 Rules shall be amended in accordance with this rule.

(2)    For “a specified State” or “specified States”, wherever those words appear, substitute “the United States of America”.

(3)    In the heading, omit “a specified State of”.

(4)    Omit paragraph (1).

(5)    In, paragraph (3), for “Schedule 3 to the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (United States of America) Order 1995”, substitute “Schedule 2 to the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (United States of America) Order 2007”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2007: see r 1.

Transitional Provisions

4

Transitional Provisions4

(1)    The amendments in rules 2 and 3 shall have effect in relation to matters to which the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (United States of America) Order 2007 (“the 2007 Order”) applies as set out in article 6(1) of that Order.

(2)    Where, by virtue of article 6(2) of the 2007 Order, the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (United States of America) Order 1995 continues in full force and effect, rule 7.39 of the Family Proceedings Rules 1991 shall apply as if it had not been amended by these Rules.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2007: see r 1.

Signature

Duncan Adam

Bruce Edgington

Angela Finnerty

Jane Probyn

David Salter

Phillip Waller

I allow these Rules

Jack Straw,

Lord Chancellor

25th July 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Rules)

These Rules make minor amendments to the Family Proceedings Rules 1991 in consequence of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (United States of America) Order 2007.

Where proceedings have been commenced before the coming into force of that Order, transitional provisions apply so that the Family Proceedings Rules 1991 apply to any subsequent step taken in those proceedings as if they had not been amended.