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The Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Allocation of Proceedings) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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4.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Article and Article 5, proceedings under the 1998 Order shall be commenced in a domestic proceedings court.

(2) Proceedings under the 1998 Order may be commenced in a family proceedings court if there are other family proceedings pending in that court.

(3) An application under Article 30 of and Schedule 2 to the 1998 Order (Transfer of Certain Tenancies on Divorce etc or on Separation of Cohabitees) or which involves a disputed question such as is mentioned in Article 38 of the 1998 Order shall be commenced in a family care centre or, if other family proceedings are pending in a divorce county court or the High Court, in that court.

(4) An application under the 1998 Order (including an application for leave) brought by an applicant who is under the age of eighteen shall be commenced in the High Court.

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