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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Consent orders for financial provision or property adjustment

10.  The following cross-heading and Article shall be inserted after Article 35 of the principal Order—

Consent orders
Consent orders for financial provision or property adjustment

35A.(1) Notwithstanding anything in the preceding provisions of this Part, on an application for a consent order for financial relief the court may, unless it has reason to think that there are other circumstances into which it ought to inquire, make an order in the terms agreed on the basis only of the prescribed information furnished with the application.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies to an application for a consent order varying or discharging an order for financial relief as it applies to an application for an order for financial relief.

(3) In this Article—

  • “consent order”, in relation to an application for an order, means an order in the terms applied for to which the respondent agrees;

  • “order for financial relief” means an order under any of Articles 25, 26 or 29; and

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by rules of court..

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