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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...
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30th Oct
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Online divorceWhere a divorce is proceeding via the online service note that while rules relating to divorce proceedings are generally to be found in...
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15th Oct
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This Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order including the preparation and structure of the...
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12th Oct
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Sequestration is a process for dealing with a contempt of court that would be otherwise punishable by a committal under which the assets of the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 12th Oct
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The basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical...
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26th Sep
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The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars preventing the grant of a decree...
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26th Sep
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The distinction between an amended petition, a supplemental petition and a further petitionWhere it is necessary in some way to amend a petition...
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26th Sep
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A decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the marriage with effect from decree absolute and...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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Online divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public acting as litigants in person....
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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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 for practitioners when considering an...
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26th Sep
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Instructing counsel to advocate on a client’s behalf should be a matter of careful thought and preparation. The role of counsel is to provide...
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26th Sep
Precedents
In the Family Court sitting at [location][Case No]Between1[insert name] ApplicantAnd2[ insert name] RespondentStatement of issues for the First...
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26th Sep
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A void marriage is one that will be treated by the court as never having taken place. The grounds on which a marriage will be void are set out in...
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25th Sep
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Applications for judicial separation are relatively rare in practice. It may arise where the client has strong religious and or cultural reasons for...
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25th Sep

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Parental responsibilityUnder the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), parental responsibility means all the rights, duties, powers, responsibility and...
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25th Sep
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IntroductionThe revised statutory child maintenance scheme under the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (CMOPA 2008) was extended on 25...
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25th Sep
Precedents
From: [insert child's previous forename and surname]To: [insert child's new forename and surname]This change of name Deed is made the [insert date and...
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26th Sep
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding changing a child’s name. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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26th Sep
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This document provides general guidance regarding parental responsibility for a child. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice...
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26th Sep
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding financial provision for children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the ability of the courts to make capital orders under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989),...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
Issues relating to a child's surname may arise more frequently between cohabitants, and former cohabitants, than couples who are, or have been,...
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27th Sep
Q&As
Save in limited circumstances, the court has no jurisdiction in respect of child maintenance which is governed by the Child Support Act 1991 as...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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The statutory formula for child maintenance under the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) makes no connection between whether the paying parent is...
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28th Sep
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Parents are able to reach private agreements between themselves, without making use of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) at all, as to the level of...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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While there does not appear to be case law dealing specifically with this point as to Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), such an...
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28th Sep
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The Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012, SI 2012/2677 provide at reg 12 that the initial effective date of the maintenance...
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28th Sep
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Where the parties have agreed to vary the terms of a financial consent order, and the terms are capable of being varied by an order of the court, then...
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28th Sep

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