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Article 9 - Part 1 - Family Court

PURPOSE AND JURISDICTION

Section Description
911 Purpose.
912 Jurisdiction.
913 Support and family offense proceedings.
914 No effect on marital status.
915 Confidentiality of statements.
  S 911. Purpose.  This  article  is  designed  to  implement  section
  thirteen-c, subdivision six, of  article  six  of  the  constitution  by
  making  available  an  informal  conciliation  procedure  to those whose
  marriage is in trouble.

  S 912. Jurisdiction. The family court has original jurisdiction over
  conciliation proceedings under this article.

  S 913. Support and family offense proceedings. On its own motion and
  at any time in a proceeding under this article, the court may direct the
  filing of a support petition under article  four  or  a  family  offense
  petition under article eight of this act.

  S 914.  No effect on marital status. The family court in a proceeding
  under this article may not issue any order affecting the marital  status
  of  the  petitioner or of the petitioner's spouse or relieving either of
  any marital obligation.

  S 915. Confidentiality  of  statements.  All  statements  made  in
  proceedings under  this  article  are  confidential  and  shall  not  be
  admissible in evidence in any subsequent proceeding or action.

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