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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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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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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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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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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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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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The basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical...
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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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9th Nov
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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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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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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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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 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th Nov
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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9th Nov
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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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9th Nov

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Drafting the terms of a financial consent orderThis Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order...
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15th May
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Variation of financial ordersBy virtue of section 31 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), and the corresponding provisions in the Civil...
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15th May
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Financial clean break orders in family proceedingsDuty of the court to consider a clean breakAlthough there is no presumption in favour of there being...
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15th May
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Notice to show cause applications in family proceedingsIf one party considers that an agreement has been reached (usually in relation to financial...
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15th May
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Online applications for financial consent ordersFollowing the pilot scheme under Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36I (Pilot scheme:...
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15th May
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General principles of consent ordersThis Practice Note sets out the procedural steps to be taken where the parties have reached agreement by consent...
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15th May
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Setting aside financial orders including Barder events where no error of the court allegedBackgroundFor a considerable time there had been doubt and...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th May
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Even though the property in question is overseas, the court has jurisdiction to make an order for sale of foreign property, where that order operates...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 23rd Apr
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In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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1st Apr
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The powers of the court to divide the assets belonging to parties to a marriage following the initiation of a petition for divorce, judicial...
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24th Feb
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The power for the court to make spousal periodical payments orders on divorce is contained in section 23 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 13th Feb
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A party to proceedings, like any other adult, is entitled to change their name at any time, whether before or after a financial consent order is made...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 13th Feb
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The requirements as to the filing of a financial consent order and a statement of information (in Form D81) are dealt with in the Family Procedure...
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13th Feb
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In some cases, a party’s bonus can make up a significant part of their income. Although bonuses accrued post-separation may be the result of the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 9.13(3) provides that:‘Where an application for a financial remedy includes an application...
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13th Feb

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