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DesertionThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) have introduced a change in the terminology in divorce proceedings. There are...
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19th May
Practice notes
Forced marriage protection ordersWhen sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16...
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19th May
Q&As
Can a Sears Tooth agreement be entered into in relation to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
Practice notes
Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the...
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19th May
Practice notes
Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings...
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19th May
Practice notes
Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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19th May
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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19th May
Precedents
Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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19th May
Practice notes
Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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19th May
Practice notes
Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
Practice notes
General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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19th May
Practice notes
Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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19th May
Practice notes
Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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19th May
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To: Newcastle Pension Centre, Futures GroupThe Pension Service 9Mail Handling Site AWolverhamptonWV98 1LUUKDate: [insert date]Dear Pension ServiceOur...
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19th May
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Drafting the terms of a financial consent orderThis Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order...
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19th May

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Are there any circumstances in which a connection will be made between the payment of child maintenance and contact between the paying parent and the...
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1st Aug
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When conducting a child maintenance calculation, will the child maintenance service take into account unearned income such as rental income?In...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Where an order has been made for child maintenance to be paid until the completion of secondary education, can the child subsequently make an...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Where an initial child support calculation has been made by the Child Maintenance Service (which is subject to appeal), can the court make an order by...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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What is the procedure for applying to vary a financial consent order, and can this be done by way of a further financial consent order lodged with the...
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1st Aug
Practice notes
Capital provision under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989This Practice Note provides guidance on the ability of the courts to make capital orders...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Statutory child support schemeIntroductionThe revised statutory child maintenance scheme under the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008...
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31st Jul
Q&As
When calculating a maintenance assessment, will the Child Maintenance Service take into account payments made by the non-resident parent in relation...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul

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