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Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Does a financial statement (Form E) need to be filed with the court when lodging a financial consent order in addition to a statement of information...
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18th Aug
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On divorce, where the parties own the family home, how would a financial consent order be drafted so that a third party buys out one spouse's interest...
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18th Aug
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Can a clause be included in a clean break consent order for a party to pay the other parties' costs of divorce if a costs order has already been made...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Where the financial order boxes in the prayer to the divorce petition have not been ticked, and the parties now want the court to approve a financial...
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18th Aug
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On Form D81, if the family home is registered in sole name, does the other party need to state their interest in the home at section 7A on the form?An...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Where a divorce petition has been issued at a Divorce Centre, can both the application for decree nisi and the approval of a financial consent order...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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What is the procedure for making a Barder application to set aside a financial order?The Family Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2016, SI 2016/901...
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18th Aug
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Does an undertaking in a consent order bind the estate of the party giving it if they die?This response considers the question of undertakings within...
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Produced in partnership with Christi Scarborough of 42 Bedford Row 18th Aug
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Where a final order has been made in financial remedy proceedings some time ago, and it subsequently transpires that the children of the family may...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Is it acceptable for a draft order in family proceedings, that is to be made by consent, to be electronically signed by the parties?The Family...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 18th Aug
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Do the Family Procedure Rules 2010 require a mortgagee to be served with a copy of the applicant’s financial application in Form A where an agreement...
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18th Aug
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Where a party to divorce proceedings changes their name, and a financial consent order has been prepared detailing the parties’ original names as in...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 18th Aug
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Whose responsibility is it to prepare a consent order in financial remedy proceedings?Rule 9.26 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...
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