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Chapter 2

Dissolution, nullity and other proceedings

Introduction

157   

Powers to make orders and effect of orders

158   

The period before conditional orders may be made final

159   

Intervention by the Crown Solicitor

160   

Proceedings before order has been made final

161   

Time bar on applications for dissolution orders

162   

Attempts at reconciliation of civil partners

163   

Consideration by the court of certain agreements or arrangements

Dissolution of civil partnership

164   

Dissolution of civil partnership which has broken down irretrievably

165   

Supplemental provisions as to facts raising presumption of breakdown

166   

Dissolution order not precluded by previous separation order etc.

167   

Refusal of dissolution in 5 year separation cases on ground of grave hardship

168   

Proceedings before order made final: protection for respondent in separation

cases

Nullity

169   

Grounds on which civil partnership is void

170   

Grounds on which civil partnership is voidable

171   

Bars to relief where civil partnership is voidable

172   

Proof of certain matters not necessary to validity of civil partnership

Presumption of death orders

173   

Presumption of death orders

Separation orders

174   

Separation orders

175   

Effect of separation order

Declarations

176   

Declarations

177   

General provisions as to making and effect of declarations

178   

The Attorney General and proceedings for declarations

179   

Supplementary provisions as to declarations

General provisions

180   

Relief for respondent in dissolution proceedings

181   

Restrictions on making orders affecting children

182   

Parties to proceedings under this Chapter

 
 

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The court

183   

The court

184   

Appeals

185   

Transfer of proceedings

Chapter 3

Property and financial arrangements

186   

Disputes between civil partners about property

187   

Applications under section 186 where property not in possession etc.

188   

Assurance policy by civil partner for benefit of other civil partner etc.

189   

Wills, administration of estates and family provision

190   

Financial relief for civil partners and children of family

Chapter 4

Civil partnership agreements

191   

Civil partnership agreements unenforceable

192   

Property where civil partnership agreement is terminated

Chapter 5

Children

193   

Parental responsibility, children of the family and relatives

194   

Guardianship

195   

Entitlement to apply for residence or contact order

196   

Financial provision for children

197   

Adoption

Chapter 6

Miscellaneous

198   

False statements etc. with reference to civil partnerships

199   

Housing and tenancies

200   

Family homes and domestic violence

201   

Fatal accidents claims

Part 5

Civil partnership formed or dissolved abroad etc.

Chapter 1

Registration outside UK under Order in Council

202   

Registration at British consulates etc.

203   

Registration by armed forces personnel

 
 

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Chapter 2

Overseas relationships treated as civil partnerships

204   

Meaning of “overseas relationship”

205   

Specified relationships

206   

The general conditions

207   

Overseas relationships treated as civil partnerships: the general rule

208   

The same-sex requirement

209   

Person domiciled in a part of the United Kingdom

210   

The public policy exception

Chapter 3

Dissolution etc.: jurisdiction and recognition

Introduction

211   

Power to make provision corresponding to EC Regulation 2201/2003

Jurisdiction of courts in England and Wales

212   

Meaning of “the court”

213   

Proceedings for dissolution, separation or nullity order

214   

Proceedings for presumption of death order

215   

Proceedings for dissolution, nullity or separation order: supplementary

216   

Applications for declarations as to validity etc.

Jurisdiction of Scottish courts

217   

Jurisdiction of Scottish courts

218   

Sisting of proceedings

219   

Scottish ancillary and collateral orders

Jurisdiction of courts in Northern Ireland

220   

Meaning of “the court”

221   

Proceedings for dissolution, separation or nullity order

222   

Proceedings for presumption of death order

223   

Proceedings for dissolution, nullity or separation order: supplementary

224   

Applications for declarations as to validity etc.

Recognition of dissolution, annulment and separation

225   

Effect of dissolution, annulment or separation obtained in the UK

226   

Recognition in the UK of overseas dissolution, annulment or separation

227   

Grounds for recognition

228   

Refusal of recognition

229   

Supplementary provisions relating to recognition of dissolution etc.

230   

Non-recognition of overseas dissolution etc. not a bar

 
 

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Chapter 4

Miscellaneous and supplementary

231   

Commanding officers’ certificates for Part 2 purposes

232   

Certificates of no impediment to overseas relationships

233   

Transmission of certificates of registration of overseas relationships

234   

Power to make provision relating to certain Commonwealth forces

235   

Fees

236   

Orders in Council: supplementary

237   

Interpretation

Part 6

Relationships arising through civil partnership

238   

Interpretation of statutory references to stepchildren etc.

239   

Provisions to which section 238 applies: Acts of Parliament etc.

240   

Provisions to which section 238 applies: Northern Ireland

Part 7

Miscellaneous

241   

Discrimination against civil partners in employment field

242   

Discrimination against civil partners in employment field: Northern Ireland

243   

Civil partners to have unlimited insurable interest in each other

244   

Social security, child support and tax credits

245   

Power to amend enactments relating to pensions

246   

Amendment of certain enactments relating to pensions

247   

Amendment of certain enactments relating to the armed forces

Part 8

Supplementary

248   

Regulations and orders

249   

Power to make further provision in connection with civil partnership

250   

Community obligations and civil partners

251   

Minor and consequential amendments, repeals and revocations

252   

Extent

253   

Commencement

254   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Specified degrees of family relationship

Schedule 2   —   

Prohibited degrees of relationship: England and Wales

Part 1   —   

The prohibitions

Part 2   —   

Special provisions relating to qualified prohibitions

Schedule 3   —   

Civil partnerships of persons under 18: England and Wales

Part 1   —   

Appropriate persons

Part 2   —   

Obtaining consent: general

 
 

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Part 3   —   

Obtaining consent: special procedure

Part 4   —   

Provisions relating to the court

Schedule 4   —   

Registration by former spouses one of whom has changed sex

Schedule 5   —   

Wills, administration of estates and family provision

Part 1   —   

Wills

Part 2   —   

Administration of estates and family provision

Schedule 6   —   

Financial relief in the High Court or a county court etc.

Part 1   —   

Financial provision in connection with dissolution, nullity or

separation

Part 2   —   

Property adjustment on or after dissolution, nullity or

separation

Part 3   —   

Sale of property orders

Part 4   —   

Pension sharing orders on or after dissolution or nullity order

Part 5   —   

Matters to which court is to have regard under Parts 1 to 4

Part 6   —   

Making of Part 1 orders having regard to pension benefits

Part 7   —   

Maintenance pending outcome of dissolution, nullity or

separation proceedings

Part 8   —   

Failure to maintain: financial provision (and interim orders)

Part 9   —   

Commencement of certain proceedings and duration of

certain orders

Part 10   —   

Variation, discharge etc. of certain orders for financial relief

Part 11   —   

Arrears and repayments

Part 12   —   

Consent orders and maintenance agreements

Part 13   —   

Miscellaneous and supplementary

Schedule 7   —   

Financial relief in magistrates’ courts etc.

Part 1   —   

Failure to maintain etc.: financial provision

Part 2   —   

Orders for agreed financial provision

Part 3   —   

Orders of court where civil partners living apart by agreement

Part 4   —   

Interim orders

Part 5   —   

Commencement and duration of orders under Parts 1, 2 and 3

Part 6   —   

Variation etc. of orders

Part 7   —   

Arrears and repayments

Part 8   —   

Supplementary

Schedule 8   —   

Financial relief in England and Wales after overseas

dissolution etc. of a civil partnership

Part 1   —   

Financial relief

Part 2   —   

Steps to prevent avoidance prior to application for leave under

paragraph 4

Part 3   —   

Supplementary

Schedule 9   —   

Housing and tenancies

Schedule 10   —   

Family homes and domestic violence

Part 1   —   

Amendments of the Family Law Act 1996 (c. 27)

Part 2   —   

Consequential amendments

Part 3   —   

Transitional provision

Schedule 11   —   

Forbidden degrees of relationship: Scotland

Schedule 12   —   

Financial provision in Scotland after overseas proceedings

Part 1   —   

Introductory

Part 2   —   

Circumstances in which court may entertain application for

financial provision

Part 3   —   

Disposal of applications

Part 4   —   

The expression “order for financial provision”

Schedule 13   —   

Prohibited degrees of relationship: Northern Ireland

Schedule 14   —   

Civil partnerships of persons under 18: Northern Ireland

Part 1   —   

Appropriate persons

 
 

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Part 2   —   

Dispensing with consent

Part 3   —   

Recording consents and orders

Schedule 15   —   

Wills, administration of estates and family provision:

Northern Ireland

Part 1   —   

Wills

Part 2   —   

Administration of estates and family provision

Schedule 16   —   

Financial relief in the High Court or a county court etc.:

Northern Ireland

Part 1   —   

Financial provision in connection with dissolution, nullity or

separation

Part 2   —   

Property adjustment on or after dissolution, nullity or

separation

Part 3   —   

Pension sharing orders on or after dissolution or nullity order

Part 4   —   

Matters to which court is to have regard under Parts 1 to 3

Part 5   —   

Making of Part 1 orders having regard to pension benefits

Part 6   —   

Maintenance pending outcome of dissolution, nullity or

separation proceedings

Part 7   —   

Failure to maintain: financial provision (and interim orders)

Part 8   —   

Commencement of certain proceedings and duration of

certain orders

Part 9   —   

Variation, discharge etc. of certain orders for financial relief

Part 10   —   

Arrears and repayments

Part 11   —   

Consent orders and maintenance agreements

Part 12   —   

Miscellaneous and supplementary

Schedule 17   —   

Financial relief in court of summary jurisdiction etc.: Northern

Ireland

Part 1   —   

Failure to maintain etc.: financial provision

Part 2   —   

Orders for agreed financial provision

Part 3   —   

Orders of court where civil partners living apart by agreement

Part 4   —   

Interim orders

Part 5   —   

Commencement and duration of orders under Parts 1, 2 and 3

Part 6   —   

Variation etc. of orders

Part 7   —   

Arrears and repayments

Part 8   —   

Supplementary

Schedule 18   —   

Financial relief in Northern Ireland after overseas dissolution

etc. of a civil partnership

Part 1   —   

Financial relief

Part 2   —   

Steps to prevent avoidance prior to application for leave under

paragraph 4

Part 3   —   

Supplementary

Schedule 19   —   

Housing and tenancies: Northern Ireland

Schedule 20   —   

Family homes and domestic violence: Northern Ireland

Part 1   —   

Amendments of the Family Homes and Domestic Violence

(Northern Ireland) Order (SI 1998/1071 (NI 6))

Part 2   —   

Consequential amendments

Part 3   —   

Transitional provision

Schedule 21   —   

Meaning of overseas relationship: specified relationships

Schedule 22   —   

References to stepchildren etc. in existing Acts

Schedule 23   —   

References to stepchildren etc. in existing Northern Ireland

legislation

Schedule 24   —   

Social security, child support and tax credits

Part 1   —   

Amendments of the Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

Part 2   —   

Amendments of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order

1991 (S.I. 1991/2628 (N.I. 23))

 
 

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Part 3   —   

Amendments of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits

Act 1992 (c. 4)

Part 4   —   

Amendments of the Social Security Administration Act 1992

(c. 5)

Part 5   —   

Amendments of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits

(Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)

Part 6   —   

Amendments of the Social Security Administration (Northern

Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

Part 7   —   

Amendments of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18)

Part 8   —   

Amendments of the Child Support Act 1995 (c. 34)

Part 9   —   

Amendments of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order

1995 (S.I. 1995/2702 (N.I. 13))

Part 10   —   

Amendments of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

(S.I. 1995/2705 (N.I. 15))

Part 11   —   

Amendments of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c. 16)

Part 12   —   

Amendments of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21)

Part 13   —   

Amendments of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern

Ireland) 2002 (c. 14 (N.I.))

Schedule 25   —   

Amendment of certain enactments relating to pensions

Schedule 26   —   

Amendment of certain enactments relating to the armed forces

Schedule 27   —   

Minor and consequential amendments: general

Schedule 28   —   

Consequential amendments: Scotland

Part 1   —   

Amendments of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (c. 41)

Part 2   —   

Amendments of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 37)

Part 3   —   

Amendments of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)

Part 4   —   

Miscellaneous amendments

Schedule 29   —   

Repeals and revocations

 
 

 
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