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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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If the child maintenance service (CMS) has jurisdiction in respect of child maintenance then it will calculate maintenance in accordance with the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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In Sharland v Sharland at para [29], the Supreme Court noted that ‘The court cannot make a consent order without the valid consent of the parties’.A...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 28th Sep
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The court can make a lump sum order (payable either in one sum or by instalments), a series of lump sum orders or a deferred lump sum order. That...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Infield of The 36 Group 28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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Applications to set aside a final order made within financial remedy proceedings should be made in accordance with the Family Procedure Rules (FPR...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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The process of divorce involves the granting of a decree of divorce nisi, which can subsequently be made absolute. Upon the making of decree absolute,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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It is a common feature of financial remedy orders that a property (often the matrimonial home) will be sold, whether immediately or on the happening...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 do not address the issue of electronic signatures directly, although CPR are clear on the...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 28th Sep
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The procedure for making an application for a decree nisi is set out in Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 7. Where the case is...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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The parties to divorce proceedings are the petitioner and respondent, and therefore only they will be bound by a financial order made by the court in...
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28th Sep
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The Family Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2016, SI 2016/901 inserted a new regulation 9.9A under the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR...
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28th Sep

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