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The Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Indorsement and certificate of decree absolute

2.54.—(1) Where a decree nisi is made absolute, the Master shall make an indorsement to that effect on the decree, stating the precise time at which it was made absolute.

(2) On a decree nisi being made absolute, the proper officer or chief clerk, as the case may be, shall—

(a)send to the petitioner and the respondent a certificate in Form M11 or M12, authenticated by the appropriate seal, and

(b)if the cause is pending in a divorce county court, notify the Matrimonial Office.

(3) A certificate in Form M11 or M12 that a decree nisi has been made absolute shall be issued to any person requiring it on payment of the prescribed fee.

(4) A central index of decrees absolute shall be kept in the Matrimonial Office and any person shall be entitled to require a search to be made therein, and to be furnished with a certificate of the result of the search, on payment of the prescribed fee.

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