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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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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
Practice notes
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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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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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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9th Nov

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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 8th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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When parties divorce, the court has the power to make any of the orders contained in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), being property...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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An important protection contained within the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), is the provision which requires the court to be satisfied that...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Practice notes
BackgroundFor a considerable time there had been doubt and confusion as to the available routes of challenging a financial order (whether or not made...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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It is not uncommon that, following on from an order in financial remedy proceedings, whether by consent or imposed by the court, the parties will...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Section 23(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) contains the principal power to make spousal periodical payments orders on divorce—the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
Practice notes
If one party considers that an agreement has been reached (usually in relation to financial arrangements between the parties), or an agreement was...
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5th Jan
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your...
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