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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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20th Oct
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Procedure for an application for a non-molestation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has...
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16th Oct
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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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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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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,...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the procedural steps to be taken where the parties have reached agreement by consent within financial remedy proceedings,...
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26th Sep
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Cohabitants do not have the same rights to make property claims as married couples or civil partners, and disputes between cohabitants regarding their...
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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, inter alia, for practitioners considering...
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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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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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Bar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the expiration of one year from...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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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),...
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25th Sep
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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...
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The taxation of the estate is often a significant consideration in the compromise of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and...
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25th Sep
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Notices and restrictions may be used to afford some limited protection of an asset comprising land or property, which comprises registered land, in...
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25th Sep
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Where the court is satisfied that reasonable financial provision has not been made for an applicant, it has power to make an order under section 2 of...
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25th Sep
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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),...
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25th Sep
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Claims for reasonable financial provision from an estate pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975)...
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25th Sep
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There are various and varying definitions of cohabitation within legislation. In addition, the Law Commission, in its report 'Cohabitation—the...
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25th Sep
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There are a number of circumstances in which the costs provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR), SI 1998/3132 will apply to proceedings...
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25th Sep
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There are various definitions of cohabitation within case law. Under the current remedies available to cohabitants, the first step will be to...
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25th Sep
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Cohabitants do not generally share the same rights afforded to a spouse or civil partner in the event of the death of their cohabitant (whether of the...
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25th Sep
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The cohabitantThe Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) permits a claim by a person who has cohabited with the...
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25th Sep
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Section 1(1)(e) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) is the catch-all provision and can be used if the...
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25th Sep
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Parties who live together may regulate the terms of their cohabitation by entering into a cohabitation contract. It is prudent to do so to ensure...
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25th Sep
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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
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This document provides general guidance regarding cohabitation agreements. It explains what a cohabitation agreement is, why you might want to make...
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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
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UPON HEARING [counsel OR solicitor] for the claimant and [counsel OR solicitor] for the defendant:Declaration of trust in relation to a property[IT IS...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings in England and Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued regarding all proceedings in Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further...
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26th Sep
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Dear [insert organisation name][PROSPECTIVE CLAIMANT’S NAME] AND [PROSPECTIVE DEFENDANT(S) NAME(S)]The estate of [name] deceasedLETTER OF CLAIM—...
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26th Sep

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