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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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9th Nov
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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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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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9th Nov
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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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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 12th Jan
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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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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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial...
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9th Nov
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The procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt...
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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 24th Feb
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The rules governing enforcement of orders within family proceedings are primarily contained in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...
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13th Feb
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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, committal standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, Sir James...
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18th Jan
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A writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that provides for a party to it to be...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th Jan
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An attachment of earnings order (AEO) is a means of enforcing maintenance obligations under a court order made in the Family Court or the High Court,...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th Jan
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A third party debt order is a method of enforcement by which a creditor may enforce a debt against money owed to the debtor by a third party who is...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th Jan
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Save in certain cases such as where the paying party is based outside of the jurisdiction or their earnings are sufficient to warrant utilisation of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The High Court has a general power to appoint a receiver by virtue of section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (SCA 1981). SCA 1981, s 37(6) provides...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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A judgment summons is a summons made pursuant to the Debtors Act 1869 (DA 1869). It requires a debtor to appear in court. As long as the debtor has,...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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A judgment summons is a procedure for the enforcement of a debt pursuant to a court order, for example the arrears of spousal maintenance. In the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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A means of payment order (MPO) is an order requiring the payer of a 'qualifying periodical maintenance order' to make payments by a particular method...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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Where an order for sale has been made pursuant to section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), and one party is obstructing sale, an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2016, SI 2016/355 made amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, that, inter alia,...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan

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