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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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5.6—(1) Every writ by which proceedings are begun in a sheriff court having jurisdiction under or by virtue of Part I of the 1950 Act against a person residing in another part of the United Kingdom, and all parts of process (other than productions) lodged in any proceedings taken in a sheriff court under or by virtue of the 1950 Act or the 1958 Act, shall be headed “Maintenance Orders Act 1950” or as the case may be “Maintenance Orders Act 1958”.

(2) The warrant of citation granted upon any writ which by virtue of those Acts is to be served upon a person residing in another part of the United Kingdom shall proceed upon a period of notice of 21 days, and such warrant of citation may be signed by the sheriff clerk.

(3) In connection with the service under section 15 of the 1950 Act (service of process) of a writ from a sheriff court the expressions “initial writ”, “writ” and “summons” in the said section and in the forms contained in the Second Schedule to that Act shall include the warrant of citation relative thereto.

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