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Circuit Court Rules

Schedule: B - Forms

Form: 37N Case Progression Questionnaire
S.I. No. 358 of 2008

FORM 37 N

AN CHÚIRT TEAGHLAIGH CHUARDA

THE CIRCUIT FAMILY COURT

CIRCUIT

COUNTY OF

20... No....
Between A.B., ................. Applicant

and C.D., ................. Respondent

CASE PROGRESSION QUESTIONNAIRE

(FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS)

THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE SERVED ON THE OTHER PARTY AND FILED AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE DATE FIXED FOR THE CASE PROGRESSION HEARING

Information to be suppliedApplicant's replyRespondent's reply
1. Is the [divorce] [judicial separation]*, apart from other issues, being contested --
2 Are the parties agreed as to the arrangements which should be made for custody of the dependent child/children --

If so, what are the arrangements--

If not, what are the respective positions of the parties­

3. Are the parties agreed as to the arrangements which should be made for access to the dependent child/children---

If so what are the arrangements---

If not, what are the respective positions of the parties---

4. Are further pleadings necessary ---
5. Have both parties filed their Affidavits of Means---
6. Have both parties vouched their Affidavits of Means---
7. Are the parties satisfied with the disclosure and vouching in the Affidavits of Means filed---

If not, what are the alleged deficiencies- In particular, what vouchers are outstanding---

8. Do the parties envisage or intend to apply that disclosure/vouching for a greater period than 12 months will be required---

If so, what disclosure is required, and over what period---

9. Have both parties filed their Affidavits of Welfare (where applicable)---
10. Have the parties (a) exchanged statements of the issues---

(b) identified the issues in dispute between them---

11. Has inter partes discovery been made---

If not, will an order be required---

12. Do the parties envisage that third party discovery will be required---

If so, against whom---

13. Are pension adjustment orders being sought---

Note: If so, a Notice to the Trustees of the relevant Pension Scheme must be served, copies of such Notice and an Affidavit of Service thereof on the trustees served on the other party, and the Affidavit of Service filed before the case progression hearing.

14. Have particulars of property and income been furnished in accordance with s. 38(7) of the Family Law Act 1995][Section 38(6) of the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996]*---
15. (1) Are expert witnesses being retained by the parties to give evidence in the case- (In particular, each party should indicate whether they intend to retain an accountant to give evidence in relation to the income, assets or liabilities of one or both parties.)
16. Have the parties obtained, or considered retaining, any joint expert in respect of any of the matters referred to at 14---
17. Identify (a) the expert, the expert's professional standing, (b) (c) the financial, medical, valuation or other subject matter in respect of which such expert witness will be giving evidence and (d) if the expert is jointly retained.
18. What period is required for each expert to have completed his/her investigations and to have reported thereon---
19. Is it agreed that the reports of each expert witness intended to be called will be exchanged between the parties---
20. Can expert witnesses discuss the issues and identify matters in dispute---
21. Will any social report(s) be sought under s. 47 of the Family Law Act 1995---

If so, what period is required for such report(s) to be completed---

22. Is the trial of any preliminary issue necessary and, if so, indicate the nature of such issue, the estimated duration of any such hearing, and the likely effect on the outcome of the substantive proceedings.
23. Are there any other matters which should be brought to the attention of the Court---
* Delete if applicable

Signed ...................

Applicant /Solicitor for the Applicant

Respondent/ Solicitor for the Respondent