New Child Care and Maintenance Rules coming into force

Jul 14, 2014

New rules concerning child care and maintenance provision are due to come into effect to ensure enforcement of obligations in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance.

The Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session and Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2014 was made on 04 July 2014 and comes into force on 01 August 2014.

This Act of Sederunt amends Chapter 5 (maintenance orders) of the Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997 to provide for the recognition and enforcement of maintenance obligations to which the Convention done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007 applies.

The Act of Sederunt also makes minor corrections and clarifications to the Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993.

Read the Act of Sederunt here:


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