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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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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 25th 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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Under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) there is a choice of two claim forms and both may be applicable to Trusts of Land and Appointment of...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 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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In considering the first part, which relates to the payment of the mortgage (which is provided for by section 13(5) of the Trusts of Land and...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 28th Sep
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If there is an express declaration of trust in place, whether in the Form TR1 (HM Land Registry Transfer of Whole Registered Titles(s)) or in a...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Section 1 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1970 (LR(MP)A 1970) deals with the legal consequences of termination of a contract to...
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28th Sep
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The appropriate level of child support that a non-resident parent should pay the resident parent in respect of a qualifying child is calculated by the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Equitable accounting is an attempt by a court to create fairness between the parties. It was explained in Bernard v Joseph:‘When the proceeds of sale...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 28th Sep
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In relation to shared care, section 3(5) of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) provides that:‘For the purposes of this Act there may be more than...
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28th Sep
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Personal belongings are viewed as chattels by the courts. Ideally, the division of chattels should be agreed by way of a schedule denoting the...
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28th Sep

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