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Under the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) a non-molestation order is an order prohibiting a person (the respondent) from molesting another person who is associated with...

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Great care should be taken when dealing with an application to preserve assets. An ill-conceived, badly prepared application or one that does not carefully follow...

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Setting aside Where a party considers that the other party has disposed of assets to a third party so as to defeat their claims in financial proceedings within divorce or...

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Where clients are unable to avail themselves of the provisions of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) because they do not satisfy the criteria or eligibility,...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which...

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While a victim of crime can bring a civil claim for damages for personal injuries against an attacker, this is only worthwhile if the prospective defendant has the means...

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What is domestic abuse? There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it generally refers to any incident of controlling, coercive or...

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Time periods for lodging the application A claimant has two years from the date of the incident to apply for compensation. Under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme...

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Child arrangements orders Amendments made to section 8(1) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) removed the concepts of 'contact order' and 'residence order' and inserted...

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From 16 June 2014, when sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect: • breach of a forced...

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When sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16 June 2014: • breach of a forced marriage protection...

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Confidentiality The Ministry of Justice's document, Apply for a forced marriage protection order (the Guide), recommends that the issue of confidentiality...

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A freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a party from disposing or dealing with assets. Great care should be...

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Available remedies Part 20 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) sets out a wide range of interim remedies that may be ordered by...

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Under the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) a non-molestation order is an order prohibiting a person (the respondent) from molesting another person who is associated with...

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