Family Law

In family law, half the battle is keeping on top of the latest case law, legislation, precedents and forms. LexisPSL Family brings everything together for you online, in one place. So you can get up to speed faster, with more time to spend on your clients.

Our clear, concise practice notes and news reports give you an expert view – with direct links to the most authoritative sources, including the All England Law Reports, Family Court Reports and extracts from Butterworths Family Law Service. On everything from relationship breakdown, cohabitants and children law to financial provision, international family law and enforcement. And our up-to-date editable PDF forms and Smart Precedents (including detailed consent orders and marital agreements) take less time to draft.

So you can be confident you’re giving the right advice, even when you’re outside your comfort zone. And you’re free to spend more time focusing on rewarding work that makes a real difference.

Family guidance:

Cohabitants do not have the same rights to make property claims as married couples or civil partners, and disputes between cohabitants regarding their beneficial...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering which courts have...

Practice Note

The court’s power to order periodical payments is contained in section 23(1)(a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and Schedule 5, Part 1, para 2(1)(a) of the...

Practice Note

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on case law in relation to claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996), including the leading...

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In addition to signposting on Key aspects of family law practice, the following common areas of family law are introduced in this Practice Note (in alphabetical order): •...

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By virtue of section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent), the court can make an order for the sale of...

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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the terms 'residence' and 'contact' have...

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The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440, amended the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, primarily introducing new provisions as to...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering service on a...

Practice Note

Search and recovery Where a person is required by an order under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) to give up a child to another person and the court that...

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Bar on petition for divorce within one year of marriage A petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the expiration of one year from the date of...

Practice Note

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

Practice Note

This Practice Note sets out the procedural steps to be taken where the parties have reached agreement by consent within financial remedy proceedings, including the...

Practice Note

Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the terms 'residence' and 'contact' have...

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