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CHAPTER 33S FAMILY ACTIONS

PART IISUNDEFENDED FAMILY ACTIONS
Evidence in certain undefended family actionsS

33.28.(1)This rule—

(a)subject to sub-paragraph (b), applies to all family actions in which no notice of intention to defend has been lodged, other than a family action—

(i)for [F1a section 11 order or for] aliment;

(ii)of affiliation and aliment;

(iii)for financial provision after an overseas divorce or annulment within the meaning of Part IV of the M1Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984; or

(iv)for an order under the M2Act of 1981;

(b)applies to a family action in which a curator ad litem has been appointed under rule 33.16 where the curator ad litem to the defender has lodged a minute intimating that he does not intend to lodge defences;

(c)applies to any family action which proceeds at any stage as undefended where the sheriff so directs;

(d)applies to the merits of a family action which is undefended on the merits where the sheriff so directs, notwithstanding that the action is defended on an ancillary matter.

(2)Unless the sheriff otherwise directs, evidence shall be given by affidavit.

(3)Unless the sheriff otherwise directs, evidence relating to the welfare of a child shall be given by affidavit, at least one affidavit being emitted by a person other than a parent or party to the action.

(4)Evidence in the form of a written statement bearing to be the professional opinion of a duly qualified medical practitioner, which has been signed by him and lodged in process, shall be admissible in place of parole evidence by him.

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F1Words in rule 33.28(1)(a)(i) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 16

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M11984 c.42; Part IV was amended by the Act of 1985 (c.37), Schedule 1, paragraphs 12 and 13.

Procedure for decree in actions under rule 33.28S

33.29.(1)In an action to which rule 33.28 (evidence in certain undefended family actions) applies, the pursuer shall at any time after the expiry of the period for lodging a notice of intention to defend—

(a)lodge in process the affidavit evidence; and

(b)endorse a minute in Form F27 on the initial writ.

(2)The sheriff may, at any time after the pursuer has complied with paragraph (1), without requiring the appearance of parties—

(a)grant decree in terms of the motion for decree; or

(b)remit the cause for such further procedure, if any, including proof by parole evidence, as the sheriff thinks fit.

Extracts of undefended decreeS

33.30.In an action to which rule 33.28 (evidence in certain undefended family actions) applies, the sheriff clerk shall, after the expiry of 14 days after the grant of decree under rule 33.29 (procedure for decree in actions under rule 33.28), issue to the [F2pursuer] and the defender an extract decree.

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F2Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.30 substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(26)}

Procedure in undefended family actions for [F3section 11 order]S

33.31.(1)Where no notice of intention to defend has been lodged in a family action for [F4a section 11 order], any proceedings in the cause shall be dealt with by the sheriff in chambers.

(2)In an action to which paragraph (1) applies, decree may be pronounced after such inquiry as the sheriff thinks fit.

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F3Words in rule 33.31 heading substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 17(a)

F4Words in rule 33.31(1) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 17(b)

No recording of evidenceS

33.32.It shall not be necessary to record the evidence in any proof in a family action which is not defended.

Disapplication of Chapter 15S

33.33.[F5Other than rule 15.1(1),]Chapter 15 (motions) shall not apply to a family action in which no notice of intention to defend has been lodged [F6, or to a family action in so far as it proceeds as undefended].

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F5Words in rule 33.33 inserted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(48)(a)

F6Words in rule 33.33 inserted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(48)(b)

Late appearance and application for recall by defendersS

[F733.33A.(1)In a cause mentioned in rule 33.1(a) to (h), (n) or (o), the sheriff may, at any stage of the action before the granting of final decree, make an order with such conditions, if any, as he thinks fit–

(a)directing that a defender who has not lodged a notice of intention to defend be treated as if he had lodged such a notice and the period of notice had expired on the date on which the order was made; or

(b)allowing a defender who has not lodged a notice of intention to defend to appear and be heard at a diet of proof although he has not lodged defences, but he shall not, in that event, be allowed to lead evidence without the pursuer's consent.

(2)Where the sheriff makes an order under paragraph (1), the pursuer may recall a witness already examined or lead other evidence whether or not he closed his proof before that order was made.

(3)Where no order under paragraph (1) has been sought by a defender who has not lodged a notice of intention to defend and decree is granted against him, the sheriff may, on an application made within 14 days of the date of the decree, and with such conditions, if any, as he thinks fit, make an order recalling the decree.

(4)Where the sheriff makes an order under paragraph (3), the cause shall thereafter proceed as if the defender had lodged a notice of intention to defend and the period of notice had expired on the date on which the decree was recalled.

(5)An application under paragraph (1) or (3) shall be made by note setting out the proposed defence and explaining the defender's failure to appear.

(6)An application under paragraph (1) or (3) shall not affect any right of appeal the defender may otherwise have.

(7)A note lodged in an application under paragraph (1) or (3) shall be served on the pursuer and any other party.]

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PART IIISDEFENDED FAMILY ACTIONS
Notice of intention to defend and defencesS

33.34.(1)This rule applies where the defender in a family action seeks—

(a)to oppose any crave in the initial writ;

(b)to make a claim for—

(i)aliment;

(ii)an order for financial provision within the meaning of section 8(3) of the Act of 1985; or

(iii)[F8a section 11 order]; or

(c)an order—

(i)under section 16(1)(b) or (3) of the M3Act of 1985(setting aside or varying agreement as to financial provision);

(ii)under section 18 of the Act of 1985 (which relates to avoidance transactions); or

(iii)under the Act of 1981; or

(d)to challenge the jurisdiction of the court.

(2)In an action to which this rule applies, the defender shall—

(a)lodge a notice of intention to defend in Form F26 before the expiry of the period of notice; and

(b)make any claim or seek any order referred to in paragraph (1), as the case may be, in those defences by setting out in his defences—

(i)craves;

(ii)averments in the answers to the condescendence in support of those craves; and

(iii)appropriate pleas-in-law.

[F9(3)Where a defender intends to make an application for a section 11 order which, had it been made in an initial writ, would have required a warrant for intimation under rule 33.7, the defender shall include a crave in his notice of intention to defend for a warrant for intimation or to dispense with such intimation; and rule 33.7 shall, with the necessary modifications, apply to a crave for a warrant under this paragraph as it applies to a crave for a warrant under that rule.]

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F8Words in rule 33.34(1)(b)(iii) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 18(a)

F9Rule 33.34(3) inserted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 18(b)

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Abandonment by pursuerS

33.35.Notwithstanding abandonment by a pursuer, the court may allow a defender to pursue an order or claim sought in his defences; and the proceedings in relation to that order or claim shall continue in dependence as if a separate cause.

Attendance of parties at Options HearingS

33.36.All parties shall, except on cause shown, attend personally the hearing under rule 9.12 (Options Hearing).

Decree by defaultS

33.37.(1)In a family action in which the defender has lodged a notice of intention to defend, where a party fails—

(a)to lodge, or intimate the lodging of, any production or part of process,

(b)to implement an order of the sheriff within a specified period, F10. . .

(c)to appear [F11or] be represented at any diet, [F12, or

(d)otherwise to comply with any requirement imposed upon that party by these Rules]

that party shall be in default.

(2)Where a party is in default under paragraph (1), the sheriff may—

(a)where the family action is one mentioned in rule 33.1(1)(a) to (h) [F13, (n) or (o)], allow that action to proceed as undefended under Part II of this Chapter; or

(b)where the family action is one mentioned in rule 33.1(1)(i) to (m), grant decree as craved; or

(c)grant decree of absolvitor; or

(d)dismiss the family action or any claim made or order sought; [F14or]

[F15(da)make such other order as he thinks fit to secure the expeditious progress of the cause; and]

(e)award expenses.

(3)Where no party appears at a diet in a family action, the sheriff may dismiss that action.

(4)In a family action, the sheriff may, on cause shown, prorogate the time for lodging any production or part of process, or for intimating or implementing any order.

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F11Word in rule 33.37(1)(c) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(49)

F13Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.37(2) inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(27)}

PART IVSAPPLICATIONS AND ORDERS RELATING TO CHILDREN IN CERTAIN ACTIONS
Application and interpretation of this PartS

F16. . .This Part applies to an action of divorce [F17, separation or declarator of nullity of marriage].

F18(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F16Rule 33.38: “-(1)” at the beginning of paragraph (1) is omitted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 19(a)

F17Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.38 substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(28)}

F18Rule 33.38(2) omitted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 19(b)

Applications in actions to which this Part appliesS

33.39.(1)An application for an order mentioned in paragraph (2) shall be made—

(a)by a crave in the initial writ or defences, as the case may be, in an action to which this Part applies; or

(b)where the application is made by a person other than the pursuer or defender, by minute in that action.

(2)The orders referred to in paragraph (1) are:—

(a)an order for [F19a section 11 order]; and

(b)an order for aliment for a child.

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F19Words in rule 33.39(2)(a) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 20

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F20Rule 33.40 omitted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 21

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F21Rule 33.41 omitted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 22

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F22Rule 33.42 omitted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 23

Applications in depending actions by motionS

[F2333.43.An application by a party in an action depending before the court to which this Part applies for, or for variation of, an order for–

(a)interim aliment for a child under the age of 18, or

(b)a residence order or a contact order,

shall be made by motion.]

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F23Rule 33.43 substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 24

Applications after decree relating to [F24a section 11 order]S

33.44.[F25(1)An application after final decree for, or for the variation or recall of, a section 11 order [F26or in relation to the enforcement of such an order] shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.]

(2)Where a minute has been lodged under paragraph (1), any party may apply by motion for any interim order which may be made pending the determination of the application.

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F24Words in rule 33.44 heading substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 25(a)

F25Rule 33.44(1) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 25(b)

F26Words Sch. 1 rule 33.44(1) inserted (2.10.2000) by S.S.I. 2000/239, Sch. para. 3(15)

Applications after decree relating to alimentS

33.45.(1)An application after final decree for, or for the variation or recall of, an order for aliment for a child shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

(2)Where a minute has been lodged under paragraph (1), any party may lodge a motion for any interim order which may be made pending the determination of the application.

Applications after decree by persons over 18 years for alimentS

33.46.(1)A person—

(a)to whom an obligation of aliment is owed under section 1 of the M4Act of 1985,

(b)in whose favour an order for aliment while under the age of 18 years was made in an action to which this Part applies, and

(c)who seeks, after attaining that age, an order for aliment against the person in that action against whom the order for aliment in his favour was made,

shall apply by minute in the process of that action.

(2)An application for interim aliment pending the determination of an application under paragraph (1) shall be made by motion.

(3)Where a decree has been pronounced in an application under paragraph (1) or (2), any application for variation or recall of any such decree shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

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PART VSORDERS RELATING TO FINANCIAL PROVISION
Application and interpretation of this PartS

33.47.(1)This Part applies to an action of divorce.

(2)In this Part, “incidental order” has the meaning assigned in section 14(2) of the Act of 1985.

Applications in actions to which this Part appliesS

33.48.(1)An application for an order mentioned in paragraph (2) shall be made—

(a)by a crave in the initial writ or defences, as the case may be, in an action to which this Part applies; or

(b)where the application is made by a person other than the pursuer or defender, by minute in that action.

(2)The orders referred to in paragraph (1) are:—

(a)an order for financial provision within the meaning of section 8(3) of the Act of 1985;

(b)an order under section 16(1)(b) or (3) of the Act of 1985 (setting aside or varying agreement as to financial provision);

(c)an order under section 18 of the Act of 1985 (which relates to avoidance transactions); and

(d)an order under section 13 of the M5Act of 1981 (transfer or vesting of tenancy).

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Applications in depending actions relating to incidental ordersS

33.49.(1)In an action depending before the sheriff to which this Part applies—

(a)the pursuer or defender, notwithstanding rules 33.34(2) (application by defender for order for financial provision) and 33.48(1)(a) (application for order for financial provision in initial writ or defences), may apply by motion for an incidental order; and

(b)the sheriff shall not be bound to determine such a motion if he considers that the application should properly by by a crave in the initial writ or defences, as the case may be.

(2)In an action depending before the sheriff to which this Part applies, an application under section 14(4) of the Act of 1985 for the variation or recall of an incidental order shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

Applications relating to interim alimentS

33.50.An application for, or for the variation or recall of, an order for interim aliment for the pursuer or defender shall be made by motion.

Applications relating to orders for financial provisionS

33.51.(1)An application—

(a)after final decree under any of the following provisions of the Act of 1985—

(i)section 8(1) for periodical allowance,

(ii)section 12(1)(b) (payment of capital sum or transfer of property),

(iii)section 12(4) (variation of date or method of payment of capital sum or date of transfer of property), or

(iv)section 13(4) (variation, recall, backdating or conversion of periodical allowance), or

(b)after the grant or refusal of an application under—

(i)section 8(1) or 14(3) for an incidental order, or

(ii)section 14(4) (variation or recall of incidental order),

shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

(2)Where a minute is lodged under paragraph (1), any party may lodge a motion for any interim order which may be made pending the determination of the application.

[F27(3)An application under–

(a)paragraph (5) of section 12A of the Act of 1985 F28 (recall or variation of order in respect of a pension lump sum), F29. . .

(b)paragraph (7) of that section (variation of order in respect of pension lump sum to substitute trustees or managers), [F30or

(c)section 28(10) or 48(9) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 F31,]

shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F27Rule 33.51(3) inserted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(50)

Pension Protection Fund notificationS

[F3233.51A.(1)In this rule–

  • assessment period” shall be construed in accordance with section 132 of the Pensions Act 2004 F33;

  • pension arrangement” shall be construed in accordance with the definition in section 27 of the Act of 1985; and

  • valuation summary” shall be construed in accordance with the definition in Schedule 2 to the Pension Protection Fund (Provision of Information) Regulations 2005 F34.

(2)This rule applies where a party at any stage in the proceedings applies for an order under section 8 or section 16 of the Act of 1985.

(3)Where the party against whom an order referred to in paragraph (2) is sought has received notification in compliance with the Pension Protection Fund (Provision of Information) Regulations 2005 or does so after the order is sought–

(a)that there is an assessment period in relation to his pension arrangement; or

(b)that the Board of the Pension Protection Fund has assumed responsibility for all or part of his pension arrangement,

he shall comply with paragraph (4).

(4)The party shall–

(a)lodge the notification; and

(b)obtain and lodge as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter–

(i)a valuation summary; and

(ii)a forecast of his compensation entitlement.

(5)Subject to paragraph (6), the notification referred to in paragraph (4)(a) requires to be lodged–

(a)where the notification is received before the order is sought, within 7 days of the order being sought;

(b)where the notification is received after the order is sought, within 7 days of receiving the notification.

(6)Where an order is sought against the defender before the defences are lodged, and the notification is received before that step occurs, the notification shall be lodged with the defences.

(7)At the same time as lodging documents under paragraph (4), copies shall be sent to the other party to the proceedings.]

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Applications after decree relating to agreements and avoidance transactionsS

33.52.An application for an order—

(a)under section 16(1)(a) or (3) of the Act of 1985 (setting aside or varying agreements as to financial provision), or

(b)under section 18 of the Act of 1985 (which relates to avoidance transactions),

made after final decree shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

PART VIS APPLICATIONS RELATING TO AVOIDANCE TRANSACTIONS
Form of applicationsS

33.53.(1)An application for an order under section 18 of the Act of 1985 (which relates to avoidance transactions) by a party to an action shall be made by including in the initial writ, defences or minute, as the case may be, appropriate craves, averments and pleas-in-law.

(2)An application for an order under section 18 of the Act of 1985 after final decree in an action, shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

PART VIIS FINANCIAL PROVISION AFTER OVERSEAS DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT
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33.54.In this Part—

  • “the Act of 1984” means the M6Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984;

  • “order for financial provision” has the meaning assigned in section 30(1) of the Act of 1984;

  • “overseas country” has the meaning assigned in section 30(1) of the Act of 1984.

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Applications for financial provision [F35after overseas divorce or annulment]S

33.55.(1)An application under M7section 28 of the Act of 1984 for an order for financial provision after a divorce or annulment in an overseas country shall be made by initital writ.

(2)An application for an order in an action to which paragraph (1) applies made before final decree under—

(a)section 13 of the M8Act of 1981(transfer of tenancy of matrimonal home),

(b)section 29(4) of the Act of 1984 for interim periodical allowance, or

(c)section 14(4) of the Act of 1985 (variation or recall of incidental order),

shall be made by motion.

(3)An application for an order in an action to which paragraph (1) applies made after final decree under—

(a)section 12(4) of the Act of 1985 (variation of date or method of payment of capital sum or date of transfer of property),

(b)section 13(4) of the Act of 1985 (variation, recall, backdating or conversion [F36of] periodical allowance), or

(c)section 14(4) of the Act of 1985 (variation or recall of incidental order),

shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

[F37(4)An application under–

(a)paragraph (5) of section 12A of the Act of 1985 (recall or variation of order in respect of a pension lump sum), or

(b)paragraph (7) of that section (variation of order in respect of pension lump sum to substitute trustees or managers),

shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.]

[F38(5)]Where a minute has been lodged under paragraph (3), any party may apply by motion for an interim order pending the determination of the application.

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F35Words in rule 33.55 heading inserted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(51)(a)

F36Word in rule 33.55(3)(b) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(51)(b)

F37Rule 33.55(4) inserted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(51)(d)

F38Rule 33.55(4) renumbered as rule 33.55(5) (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(51)(c)

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M7Section 28 was extended by section 29A (inserted by the Act of 1985, Schedule 1, paragraph 12) to an annulment.

M81981 c.51; section 13(2) was amended by the Act of 1985, Schedule 1, paragraph 11.

PART VIIIS ACTIONS OF ALIMENT
Interpretation of this PartS

33.56.In this Part, “action of aliment” means a claim for aliment under section 2(1) of the Act of 1985.

Undefended actions of alimentS

33.57.(1)Where a motion for decree in absence under Chapter 7 (undefended causes) is lodged in an action of aliment, the pursuer shall, on lodging the motion, lodge all documentary evidence of the means of the parties available to him in support of the amount of aliment sought.

(2)Where the sheriff requires the appearance of parties, the sheriff clerk shall fix a hearing.

Applications relating to alimentS

33.58.(1)An application for, or for variation of, an order for interim aliment in a depending action of aliment shall be made by motion.

(2)An application after final decree for the variation or recall of an order for aliment in an action of aliment shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

(3)A person—

(a)to whom an obligation of aliment is owed under section 1 of the M9Act of 1985,

(b)in whose favour an order for aliment while under the age of 18 years was made in an action of aliment, or

(c)who seeks, after attaining that age, an order for aliment against the person in that action against whom the order for aliment in his favour was made,

shall apply by minute in the process of that action.

(4)An application for interim aliment pending the determination of an application under paragraph (2) or (3) shall be made by motion.

(5)Where a decree has been pronounced in an application under paragraph (2) or (3), any application for variation or recall of any such decree shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.

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Applications relating to agreements on alimentS

33.59.(1)Subject to paragraph (2) [F39and rule 33A.53], an application under section 7(2) of the Act of 1985 (variation or termination of agreement on aliment) shall be made by summary application.

(2)In a family action in which a crave for aliment may be made, an application under section 7(2) of the Act of 1985 shall be made by a crave in the initial writ or in defences, as the case may be.

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F39Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.59(1) inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(29)}

[F40PART IXS APPLICATIONS FOR ORDERS UNDER SECTION 11 OF THE CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995.]
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F40Chapter 33 Pt. IX (rules 33.60-33/65): heading substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 26

Application of this PartS

[F4133.60.This Part applies to an application for a section 11 order in a family action other than in an action of divorce [F42, separation or declarator of nullity of marriage].]

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F41Rule 33.60 substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 27

F42Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.60 substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(30)}

Form of applicationsS

33.61.Subject to any other provision in this Chapter, an application for [F43a section 11 order] shall be made—

(a)by an action for [F44a section 11 order];

(b)by a crave in the initial writ or defences, as the case may be, in any other family action to which this Part applies; or

(c)where the application is made by a person other than a party to an action mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b), by minute in that action.

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F43Words in rule 33.61 substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 28(a)

F44Words in rule 33.61(a) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 28(b)

Defences in action for a section 11 orderS

[F45F4533.62.In an action for a section 11 order, the pursuer shall call as a defender—

(a)the parents or other parent of the child in respect of whom the order is sought;

(b)any guardian of the child;

(c)any person who has treated the child as a child of his family;

(d)any person who in fact exercises care or control in respect of the child; and

F46(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

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F45Rule 33.62 substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 29

F46Sch. 1 rule 33.62(e) omitted (2.10.2000) by virtue of S.S.I. 2000/239, para. 3(16)

Applications relating to interim orders in depending actionsS

33.63.An application, in an action depending before the sheriff to which this Part applies, for, or for the variation or recall of, F47. . . [F48an interim residence order or an interim contact order] shall be made—

(a)by a party to the action, by motion; or

(b)by a person who is not a party to the action, by minute.

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F47Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.63 omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(31)}

F48Rule 33.63: the words “an interim residence order or an interim contact order” substituted for the words “interim custody or interim access” (1.11.1996) by virtue of S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 30

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F49Rule 33.64 omitted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 31

Applications after decreeS

33.65.[F50(1)An application after final decree for variation or recall of a section 11 order shall be made by minute in the process of the action to which the application relates.]

(2)Where a minute has been lodged under paragraph (1), any party may apply by motion for an interim order pending the determination of the application.

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F50Rule 33.65(1) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 32

Application for leaveS

[F5133.65A.(1)Where leave of the court is required under section 11(3)(aa) of the Act of 1995 for the making of an application for a contact order under that section, the applicant must lodge along with the initial writ a written application in the form of a letter addressed to the sheriff clerk stating—

(a)the grounds on which leave is sought;

(b)whether or not the applicant has applied for legal aid.

(2)Where the applicant has applied for legal aid he must also lodge along with the initial writ written confirmation from the Scottish Legal Aid Board that it has determined, under regulation 7(2)(b) of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002 M10, that notification of the application should be dispensed with or postponed pending the making by the sheriff of an order for intimation under paragraph (4)(b).

(3)Subject to paragraph (4)(b), an application under paragraph (1) shall not be served or intimated to any party.

(4)The sheriff shall consider an application under paragraph (1) without hearing the applicant and may—

(a)refuse the application and pronounce an interlocutor accordingly; or

(b)if he is minded to grant the application order the applicant—

(i)to intimate the application to such persons as the sheriff considers appropriate; and

(ii)to lodge a certificate of intimation in, as near as may be, Form G8.

(5)If any person who receives intimation of an application under paragraph (4)(b) wishes to be heard he shall notify the sheriff clerk in writing within 14 days of receipt of intimation of the application.

(6)On receipt of any notification under paragraph (5) the sheriff clerk shall fix a hearing and intimate the date of the hearing to the parties.

(7)Where an application under paragraph (1) is granted, a copy of the sheriff's interlocutor must be served on the defender along with the warrant of citation.]

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F51Sch. 1 rule 33.65A inserted (28.9.2009) by Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007) 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/284), {para. 3(4)}

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PART XS ACTIONS UNDER THE MATRIMONIAL HOMES (FAMILY PROTECTION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 1981
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33.66.Unless the context otherwise requires, words and expressions used in this Part which are also used in the M11Act of 1981 have the same meaning as in that Act.

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Form of applicationsS

33.67.(1)Subject to any other provision in this Chapter, an application for an order under the Act of 1981 shall be made—

(a)by an action for such an order;

(b)by a crave in the initial writ or in defences, as the case may be, in any other family action; or

(c)where the application is made by a person other than a party to any action mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b), by minute in that action.

(2)An application under section 7(1) (dispensing with consent of non-entitled spouse to a dealing) or section 11 (application in relation to poinding) shall, unless made in a depending family action, be made by summary application.

DefendersS

33.68.The applicant for an order under the Act of 1981 shall call as a defender—

(a)where he is seeking an order as a spouse, the other spouse;

(b)where he is a third party making an application under section 7(1) (dispensing with consent of non-entitled spouse to a dealing), or 8(1) (payment from non-entitled spouse in respect of loan), of the Act of 1981, both spouses; F52. . .

(c)where the application is made under section 18 of the Act of 1981 M12(occupancy rights of cohabiting couples), or is one to which that section applies, the other partner. [F53; and

(d)where the application is made under section 18A of the Act of 1981 M13(application for domestic interdict), the other partner.]

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F52Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.68(b) omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(32)(a)}

F53Sch. 1 rule 33.68(d) and word inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(32)(b)}

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M13Section 18A was inserted by section 31 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp2).

Applications by motionS

33.69.(1)An application under any of the following provisions of the Act of 1981 shall be made by motion in the process of the depending action to which the application relates:—

(a)section 3(4) (interim order for regulation of rights of occupancy, etc.);

(b)section 4(6) (interim order suspending occupancy rights);

(c)section 7(1) (dispensing with consent of non-entitled spouse to a dealing);

(d)F54. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)the proviso to section 18(1) F55 (extension of period of occupancy rights).

(2)Intimation of a motion under paragraph (1) shall be given—

(a)to the other spouse or partner, as the case may be;

(b)where the motion is under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (e) and the entitled spouse or partner is a tenant or occupies the matrimonial home by the permission of a third party, to the landlord or third party, as the case may be; and

(c)to any other person to whom intimation of the application was or is to be made by virtue of rule 33.7(1)(k) (warrant for intimation to certain persons in actions for orders under the Act of 1981) or 33.15 (order for intimation by sheriff).

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F54Sch. 1 rule 33.69(1)(d) omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(33)}

Applications by minuteS

33.70.(1)An application for an order under—

(a)section 5 of the Act of 1981 (variation and recall of orders regulating occupancy rights and of exclusion order), or

(b)F56. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

shall be made by minute.

(2)A minute under paragraph (1) shall be intimated—

(a)to the other spouse or partner, as the case may be;

(b)where the entitled spouse or partner is a tenant or occupies the matrimonial home by the permission of a third party, to the landlord or third party, as the case may be; and

(c)to any other person to whom intimation of the application was or is to be made by virtue of rule 33.7(1)(k) (warrant for intimation to certain persons in actions for orders under the Act of 1981) or 33.15 (order for intimation by sheriff).

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F56Sch. 1 rule 33.70(1)(b) omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(34)}

Sist of actions to enforce occupancy rightsS

33.71.Unless the sheriff otherwise directs, the sist of an action by virtue of section 7(4) of the Act of 1981 (where action raised by non-entitled spouse to enforce occupancy rights) shall apply only to such part of the action as relates to the enforcement of occupancy rights by a non-entitled spouse.

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F57Sch. 1 rule 33.72 omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(35)}

PART XIS SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE APPLICATIONS
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33.73.(1)This Part applies to an application for divorce by a party to a marriage made in the manner prescribed in rule 33.74 (form of applications) if, but only if—

(a)that party relies on the facts set out in section 1(2)(d) (no cohabitation for [F58one year] with consent of defender to decree), or section 1(2)(e) (no cohabitation for [F59two] years) [F60 or section 1(1)(b) (issue of interim gender recognition certificate) F61], of the M14Act of 1976;

(b)in an application under section 1(2)(d) of the Act of 1976, the other party consents to decree of divorce being granted;

(c)no other proceedings are pending in any court which could have the effect of bringing the marriage to an end;

(d)there are no children of the marriage under the age of 16 years;

(e)neither party to the marriage applies for an order for financial provision on divorce; F62. . .

(f)neither party to the marriage suffers from mental disorder [F63; and.

[F64(g)neither party to the marriage applies for postponement of decree under section 3A of the Act of 1976 M15(postponement of decree where impediment to religious marriage exists).]]

(2)If an application ceases to be one to which this Part applies at any time before final decree, it shall be deemed to be abandoned and shall be dismissed.

(3)In this Part “simplified divorce application” means an application mentioned in paragraph (1).

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F58Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.73(1)(a) substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(36)(a)(i)}

F59Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.73(1)(a) substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(36)(a)(ii)}

F60Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.73(1)(a) inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(36)(a)(iii)}

F61Section 1(1)(b) was inserted by paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (c. 7).

F62Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.73(1)(e) omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(36)(b)}

F63Sch. 1 rule 33.73(1)(g) and word inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(36)(c)}

Marginal Citations

M15Section 3A was inserted by section 15 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 2).

Form of applicationsS

33.74.(1)A simplified divorce application in which the facts set out in section 1(2)(d) of the Act of 1976 (no cohabitation for [F65one year] with consent of defender to decree) are relied on shall be made in Form F31 and shall only be of effect if—

(a)it is signed by the applicant; and

(b)the form of consent in Part 2 of Form [F66F31] is signed by the party to the marriage giving consent.

(2)A simplified divorce application in which the facts set out in section 1(2)(e) of the Act of 1976 (no cohabitation for [F67two] years) are relied on shall be made in Form F33 and shall only be of effect if it is signed by the applicant.

[F68(3)A simplified divorce application in which the facts set out in section 1(1)(b) of the Act of 1976 (grounds of divorce: interim gender recognition certificate) are relied on shall be made in Form F33A and shall only be of effect if signed by the applicant.]

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F65Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.74(1) substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(37)(a)}

F66Word in rule 33.74(1)(b) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(54)

F67Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.74(2) substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(37)(b)}

F68Sch. 1 rule 33.74(3) inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(37)(c)}

Lodging of applicationsS

33.75.The applicant shall send a simplified divorce application to the sheriff clerk with—

(a)an extract or certified copy of the marriage certificate; F69. . .

(b)the appropriate fee. [F70; and

(c)in an application under section 1(1)(b) of the Act of 1976 (grounds of divorce: interim gender recognition certificate), the interim gender recognition certificate or a certified copy within the meaning of rule 33.9A(3).]

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Amendments (Textual)

F69Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.75(a) omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(38)(a)}

F70Sch. 1 rule 33.75(c) and word inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(38)(b)}

Citation and intimationS

33.76.(1)This rule is subject to rule 33.77 (citation where address not known).

(2)It shall be the duty of the sheriff clerk to cite any person or intimate any document in connection with a simplified divorce application.

(3)The form of citation—

(a)in an application relying on the facts in section 1(2)(d) of the Act of 1976 shall be in Form F34; F71. . .

(b)in an application relying on the facts in section 1(2)(e) of the Act of 1976 shall be in Form F35.

[F72(c)in an application relying on the facts in section 1(1)(b) of the Act of 1976 shall be in Form F35A.]

[F73(4)The citation or intimation required by paragraph (2) shall be made–

(a)by the sheriff clerk by registered post or the first class recorded delivery service in accordance with rule 5.3 (postal service or intimation);

(b)on payment of an additional fee, by a sheriff officer in accordance with rule 5.4(1) and (2) (service within Scotland by sheriff officer); or

(c)where necessary, by the sheriff clerk in accordance with rule 5.5 (service on persons furth of Scotland).]

[F74(5)Where citation or intimation is made in accordance with paragraph (4)(c), the translation into an official language of the country in which service is to be executed required by rule 5.5(6) shall be provided by the party lodging the simplified divorce application.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F71Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.76(3)(a) omitted (4.5.2006) by virtue of Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(39)(a)}

F72Sch. 1 rule 33.76(3)(c) inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(39)(b)}

F73Sch. 1 rule 33.76(4) substituted (2.10.2000) by S.S.I. 2000/239, para. 3(1)(17)(a)

F74Sch. 1 rule 33.76(5) inserted (2.10.2000) by S.S.I. 2000/239, para. 3(1)(17)(b)

Citation where address not knownS

33.77.(1)In a simplified divorce application in which the facts in section 1(2)(e) of the Act of 1976 (no cohabitation for [F75two] years) [F76or section 1(1)(b) of the Act of 1976 (grounds of divorce: issue of interim gender recognition certificate)] are relied on and the address of the other party to the marriage is not known and cannot reasonably be ascertained—

(a)citation shall be executed by displaying a copy of the application and a notice in Form F36 on the walls of court on a period of notice of 21 days; and

(b)intimation shall be made to—

(i)every child of the marriage between the parties who has reached the age of 16 years, and

(ii)one of the next-of-kin of the other party to the marriage who has reached that age, unless the address of such person is not known and cannot reasonably be ascertained.

(2)Intimation to a person referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall be given by intimating a copy of the application and a notice of intimation in Form F37.

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Amendments (Textual)

F75Word in Sch. 1 rule 33.77(1) substituted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(40)(a)}

F76Words in Sch. 1 rule 33.77(1) inserted (4.5.2006) by Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules) Amendment (Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 etc.) 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/207), {rule 2(40)(b)}

Opposition to applicationsS

33.78.(1)Any person on whom service or intimation of a simplified divorce application has been made may give notice by letter sent to the sheriff clerk that he challenges the jurisdiction of the court or opposes the grant of decree of divorce and giving the reasons for his opposition to the application.

(2)Where oposition to a simplified divorce application is made under paragraph (1), the sheriff shall dismiss the application unless he is satisfied that the reasons given for the opposition are frivolous.

(3)The sheriff clerk shall intimate the decision under paragraph (2) to the applicant and the respondent.

(4)The sending of a letter under paragraph (1) shall not imply acceptance of the jurisdiction of the court.

EvidenceS

33.79.Parole evidence shall not be given in a simplified divorce application.

DecreeS

33.80.(1)The sheriff may grant decree in terms of the simplified divorce application on the expiry of the period of notice if such application has been properly served provided that, when the application has been served in a country to which the M16Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters dated 15 November 1965 applies, decree shall not be granted until it is established to the satisfaction of the sheriff that the requirements of article 15 of that Convention have been complied with.

(2)The sheriff clerk shall, not sooner than 14 days after the granting of decree in terms of paragraph (1), issue to each party to the marriage an extract of the decree of divorce in Form F38.

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M16Cmnd. 3986 (1969).

AppealsS

33.81.Any appeal against an interlocutor granting decree of divorce under rule 33.80 (decree) may be made, within 14 days after the date of decree, by sending a letter to the court giving reasons for the appeal.

Applications after decreeS

33.82.Any application to the court after decree of divorce has been granted in a simplified divorce application which could have been made if it had been made in an action of divorce shall be made by minute.

PART XIISVARIATION OF COURT OF SESSION DECREES
Application and interpretation of this PartS

33.83.(1)This Part applies to an application to the sheriff for variation or recall of any order to which section 8 of the M17Act of 1966(variation of certain Court of Session orders) applies.

(2)In this Part, the “Act of 1966” means the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1966.

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Form of applications and intimation to Court of SessionS

33.84.(1)An application to which this Part applies shall be made by initial writ.

(2)In such an application there shall be lodged with the initial writ a copy of the interlocutor, certified by a clerk of the Court of Session, which it is sought to vary.

(3)Before lodging the initial writ, a copy of the initial writ certified by the pursuer or his solicitor shall be lodged, or sent by first class recorded delivery post to the Deputy Principal Clerk of Session to be lodged in the process of the cause in the Court of Session in which the original order was made.

(4)The pursuer or his solicitor shall attach a certificate to the initial writ stating that paragraph (3) has been complied with.

(5)The sheriff may, on cause shown, prorogate the time for lodging the certified copy of the interlocutor required under [F77paragraph (2)].

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Amendments (Textual)

F77Words in rule 33.84(5) substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(55)

Defended actionsS

33.85.(1)Where a notice of intention to defend has been lodged and no request is made under rule 33.87 (remit of applications to Court of Session), the pursuer shall within 14 days after the date of the lodging of a notice of intention to defend or within such other period as the sheriff may order, lodge in process the following documents (or copies) from the process in the cause in the Court of Session in which the original order was made:—

(a)the pleadings;

(b)the interlocutor sheets;

(c)any opinion of the court; and

(d)any productions on which he seeks to found.

(2)The sheriff may, on the joint motion of parties made at any time after the lodging of the documents mentioned in paragraph (1)—

(a)dispense with proof;

(b)whether defences have been lodged or not, hear the parties; and

(c)thereafter, grant decree or otherwise dispose of the cause as he thinks fit.

Transmission of process to Court of SessionS

33.86.(1)Where decree has been granted or the cause otherwise disposed of—

(a)and the period for marking an appeal has elapsed without an appeal being marked, or

(b)after the determination of the cause on any appeal,

the sheriff clerk shall transmit to the Court of Session the sheriff court process and the documents from the process of the cause in the Court of Session which have been lodged in the sheriff court process.

(2)A sheriff court process transmitted under paragraph (1) shall form part of the process of the cause in the Court of Session in which the original order was made.

Remit of applications to Court of SessionS

33.87.(1)A request for a remit to the Court of Session under section 8(3) of the Act of 1966 shall be made by motion.

(2)The sheriff shall, in respect of any such motion, order that the cause be remitted to the Court of Session; and, within four days after the date of such order, the sheriff clerk shall transmit the whole sheriff court process to the Court of Session.

(3)A cause remitted to the Court of Session under paragraph (2) shall form part of the process of the cause in the Court of Session in which the original order was made.

PART XIIIS CHILD SUPPORT ACT 1991
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  • F78. . . In this Part—

  • “the Act of 1991” means the M18Child Support Act 1991;

  • “child” has the meaning assigned in section 55 of the Act of 1991;

  • [F79“maintenance calculation”] has the meaning assigned in section [F8054] of the Act of 1991.

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Amendments (Textual)

F78Rule 33.88: “-(1)” at the beginning is omitted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(56)(a)

F80Word in rule 33.88 substituted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2445, para. 3(56)(b)

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Restriction of expensesS

33.89.Where the Secretary of State is named as a defender in an action for declarator of nonparentage or illegitimacy, and the Secretary of State does not defend the action, no expenses shall be awarded against the Secretary of State.

Effect of maintenance [F81calculations]S

33.90.The sheriff clerk shall, on receiving notification that a maintenance [F82calculation] has been made, cancelled or has ceased to have effect so as to affect an order of a kind prescribed for the purposes of section 10 of the Act of 1991, endorse on the intelocutor sheet relating to that order a certificate, in Form F39 or F40, as the case may be.

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Effect of maintenance [F83calculations] on extracts relating to alimentS

33.91.(1)Where an order relating to aliment is affected by a maintenance [F84calculation], any extract of that order issued by the sheriff clerk shall be endorsed with the following certificate:—

“A maintenance [F84calculation] having been made under the Child Support Act 1991 on (insert date), this order, in so far as it relates to the making or securing of periodical payments to or for the benefit of (insert name(s) of child/children), ceases to have effect from (insert date two days after the date on which the maintenance [F84calculation]was made)”.

(2)Where an order relating to aliment has ceased to have effect on the making of a maintenance [F84calculation], and that maintenance [F84calculation] is later cancelled or ceases to have effect, any extract of that order issued by the sheriff clerk shall be endorsed also with the following certificate:—

“The jurisdiction of the child support officer under the Child Support Act 1991 having terminated on (insert date), this order, in so far as it relates to (insert name(s) of child/children), again shall have effect as from (insert date of termination of child support officer’s jurisdiction)”.

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[F85PART XIVSREFERRALS TO PRINCIPAL REPORTER
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Amendments (Textual)

F85Pts. XIV (rules 33.92-33.94) and XV (rule 33.95) inserted (1.11.1996) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch. para. 33

Application and interpretation of this PartS

33.92.(1) This Part applies where a sheriff, in a family action, refers a matter to the Principal Reporter under section 54 of the Act of 1995 (reference to the Principal Reporter by court).

(2)In this Part, “Principal Reporter” has the meaning assigned in section 93(1) of the Act of 1995.

Intimation to Principal ReporterS

33.93.Where a matter is referred by the sheriff to the Principal Reporter under section 54 of the Act of 1995, the interlocutor making the reference shall be intimated by the sheriff clerk forthwith to the Principal Reporter; and that intimation shall specify which of the conditions in paragraph (2)(a) to (h), (j), (k) or (l) of [F86section 52 of that Act] it appears to the sheriff has been satisfied.

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Intimation of decision by Principal ReporterS

33.94.(1) Where a matter has been referred by the sheriff to the Principal Reporter under section 54 of the Act of 1995 and the Principal Reporter, having made such investigation as he thinks appropriate and having reached the view that compulsory measures of supervision are necessary, arranges a children’s hearing under section 69 of that Act (continuation or disposal of referral by children’s hearing), the Principal Reporter shall intimate to the court which referred the matter to him–

(a)the decision to arrange such children’s hearing;

(b)where there is no appeal made against the decision of that children’s hearing once the period for appeal has expired, the outcome of the children’s hearing; and

(c)where such an appeal has been made, that an appeal has been made and, once determined, the outcome of that appeal.

(2)Where a matter has been referred by the sheriff to the Principal Reporter under section 54 of the Act of 1995 and the Principal Reporter, having made such investigation as he thinks appropriate and having considered whether compulsory measures of supervision are necessary, decides not to arrange a children’s hearing under section 69 of that Act, the Principal Reporter shall intimate that decision to the court which referred the matter to him.]

F87PART XVSMANAGEMENT OF MONEY PAYABLE TO CHILDREN
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Amendments (Textual)

F87Pts. XIV (rules 33.92-33.94) and XV (rule 33.95) inserted (1.11.1995) by S.I. 1996/2167, para. 2, Sch., para. 33

33.95.Where the sheriff has made an order under section 13 of the Act of 1995 (awards of damages to children), an application by a person for an order by virtue of section 11(1)(d) of that Act (administration of child’s property) may be made in the process of the cause in which the order under section 13 of that Act was made.S

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