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Maintenance obligations - England and Wales


FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES

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United Kingdom England and Wales

Familiy law - maintenance obligations


Article 71 1. (a) - Courts for application for a declaration of enforceability and courts for appeal against decisions on such applications

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

Article 71 1. (f) – Competent authorities for enforcement

Article 71 1. (g) - Accepted languages for translations of documents

Article 71 1. (h) - Languages accepted by Central Authorities for communication with other Central Authorities

Article 71 1. (a) - Courts for application for a declaration of enforceability and courts for appeal against decisions on such applications

The Family Court on transmission by the REMO Unit at the following address:

The Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Unit (REMO)

Victory House

30-34 Kingsway

London

WC2B 6EX

Tel: 020 3681 2757 (UK only)

+44 (0)20 3681 2757 (outside the UK)

Fax: 020 3681 8764

e-mail: Link opens in new windowremo@offsol.gsi.gov.uk

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

The procedure to contest decisions given on appeal is:

A single further appeal on a point of law, to the tier of court above the court where the first appeal was heard.

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

Article 19 does not apply to the UK as the UK is not bound by the 2007 Hague Protocol.

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

The Lord Chancellor will be the Central Authority and retain overall policy responsibility, but the administrative functions of the Central Authority will be performed by:

The Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Unit (REMO)

Victory House

30-34 Kingsway

London

WC2B 6EX

Tel: 020 3681 2757 (UK only)

+44 (0)20 3681 2757 (outside the UK)

Fax: 020 3681 8764

E-mail: Link opens in new windowremo@offsol.gsi.gov.uk

Article 71 1. (f) – Competent authorities for enforcement

The Family Court on transmission by the REMO unit at the following address:

The Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Unit (REMO)

Victory House

30-34 Kingsway

London

WC2B 6EX

Tel: 020 3681 2757 (UK only)

+44 (0)20 3681 2757 (outside the UK)

Fax: 020 3681 8764

e-mail: Link opens in new windowremo@offsol.gsi.gov.uk

Article 71 1. (g) - Accepted languages for translations of documents

The language accepted for translation of documents referred to in Articles 20, 28 and 40 in all the UK jurisdictions is English.

Article 71 1. (h) - Languages accepted by Central Authorities for communication with other Central Authorities

The language accepted for communication with other Central Authorities in all the UK jurisdictions is English.


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Last update: 01/12/2016