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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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Capitalised maintenance on variationThis Practice Note sets out the circumstances in which the court may make a lump sum order by way of capitalised...
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15th May
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Lump sum orders by instalmentsCourts' powersUnder section 23(1)(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), and the equivalent provisions of the...
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15th May
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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15th May
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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 starting point is section 23 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), which gives the court jurisdiction to make lump sum orders and...
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Produced in partnership with Marissa Allman of The 36 Group 13th Feb
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A pension can only be transferred to another person on death or as a result of financial relief proceedings on divorce or dissolution.If the final...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Infield of The 36 Group 13th Feb
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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 13th Feb
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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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13th Feb
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The powers of the court are set out in sections 23–24 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973). While those powers relate to the sale of land and...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 12th Feb
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This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your...
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24th Dec
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This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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24th Dec
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Section 23(8) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) provides:'The powers of the court under this section to make one or more financial...
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28th Nov
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Pending the final determination of an application for a financial order, the court may make an interim order on such terms as they think just....
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28th Nov

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