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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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Application for transmission of order to Hague Convention Country

5.16—(1) An application for the transmission of a maintenance order to a Court in a Hague Convention Country for registration and enforcement shall be made by letter addressed to the sheriff clerk.

(2) There shall be lodged with any such application–

(a)a certified copy of the relevant order;

(b)a statement signed by the applicant or his solicitor of any arrears outstanding in respect of that order;

(c)a statement signed by the applicant or his solicitor giving such information as to the whereabouts of the payer as he possesses;

(d)a statement signed by the applicant or his solicitor giving such information as the applicant possesses for facilitating the identification of the payer;

(e)where available, a photograph of the payer;

(f)a statement signed by the applicant or his solicitor which establishes that notice of the order was sent to the payer;

(g)if the payee received legal aid in the proceedings, a statement to that effect; and

(h)if the payer did not appear in the proceedings in which the maintenance order was made, the original or a certified true copy of a document which establishes that notice of the institution of the proceedings was served on the payer.

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