What do you need to know about the updated family court forms?

What do you need to know about the updated family court forms?

In advance of the coming into force of the provisions of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, introducing a single family court for England and Wales, updated court forms are anticipated to take effect from 22 April 2014.

Which court forms are changing?

The following updated court forms and notes are planned to be in place from 22 April 2014 for use in the single family court:

  •  Form C78—application for attachment of a warning notice to a child arrangements order
  • Form C79—application related to enforcement of a child arrangements order
  • Form D8—divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation petition
  • D8 notes
  • D80A—statement in support of divorce/(judicial) separation—adultery
  • D80B—statement in support of divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation—unreasonable behaviour
  • D80C—statement in support of divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation—desertion
  • D80D—statement in support of divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation—2 years' consent
  • D80E—statement in support of divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation—5 years' consent
  • Form D8N—nullity petition
  • D8N notes
  • Form D80F—statement in support of annulment—void marriage/civil partnership
  • Form D80G—statement in support of annulment--voidable marriage/civil partnership
  • Form C110A—application form in public children law cases
  • Form C100—application form in private children law cases

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About the author:
Kirstie is a member of the LexisPSL family team and a solicitor specialising in all aspects of family law with particular emphasis on financial settlements, pre-nuptial agreements, private law children matters and financial disputes between cohabitants. Kirstie trained at Manches qualifying into their family department in 2003 where she worked for a number of years, particularly on financial settlement proceedings for high net worth clients. In 2006 she joined the family team at Charles Russell and progressed to become a senior associate in the department. Kirstie is a former member of the Young Resolution London Region Committee. She is also a regular contributor to Family Law Journal on wide-ranging areas of family law.