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THE FAMILY COURTS ORDINANCE, 1985

(ORDINANCE NO. XVIII OF 1985).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 30th March, 1985  
  
     An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of Family Courts.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of Family Courts and for matters connected therewith;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th March, 1982, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Ordinance to override other laws
4. Establishment of Family Courts
5. Jurisdiction of Family Courts
6. Institution of suit
7. Issue of summons and notice
8. Written statement
9. Consequence of non-appearance of the parties
10. Pre-trial proceeding
11. Trial in camera
12. Recording of evidence
13. Conclusion of trial
14. Compromise decree
15. Writing of judgment
16. Enforcement of decrees
16A. Interim order by Family Courts
17. Appeal
18. Power of Family Court to summon witnesses
19. Contempt of Family Courts
20. Application and non-application of certain laws
21. Appearance through agents
22. Court-fee
23. Ordinance VIII of 1961 not affected
24. Family Court deemed to be a District Court for purposes of Act VIII of 1890
25. Transfer and stay of suits and appeals
26. Power to make rules
27. Provisions relating to pending cases
 
 

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