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(1)The court may, in a case where it considers that it is equitable to do so, make a forced marriage protection order in the absence of a person who is, or would be, a party to proceedings for the order (and may do so whether or not the person has been given such notice of the application for the order as would otherwise be required by rules of court).
(2)An order made by virtue of subsection (1) is an “interim forced marriage protection order”.
(3)In deciding whether to make an interim order by virtue of subsection (1), the court must have regard to all the circumstances including any risk of significant harm to the protected person or to another person if the order is not made immediately.
(4)In this Part (unless the context otherwise requires), references to forced marriage protection orders include references to interim forced marriage protection orders.
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