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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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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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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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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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In the Family Court sitting at [location][Case No]Between1[insert name] ApplicantAnd2[ insert name] RespondentStatement of issues for the First...
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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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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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Following the Supreme Court decision in Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino, a marital or civil partnership agreement may be 'decisive'...
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29th 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, inter alia, when...
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29th 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 considering which courts...
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29th Nov
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Spouses and civil partners can enter into a contractual arrangement dealing with maintenance, the distribution of property and arrangements for any...
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29th Nov
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In Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino, Lord Phillips summarised (at para [69]) the position regarding disclosure by the parties prior to...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note deals with maintenance agreements where one of the parties to the agreement has died. For practical guidance in relation to...
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28th Nov
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What is a pre-nuptial agreement?A pre-nuptial (or pre-civil partnership) agreement is a contract between the parties to an intended marriage or civil...
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28th Nov
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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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28th Nov
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Prior to the Supreme Court decision in Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino, independent legal advice was considered a prerequisite before...
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Parties to a marriage cannot contract out of the court’s jurisdiction to make orders for financial provision on divorce. If parties are concerned to...
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The Supreme Court decision in Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino remains the leading case on marital agreements. The Supreme Court set out...
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Pre-nuptial agreements, while persuasive, are not binding on the court and the current position is as set out in Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v...
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A separation agreement is an agreement drawn up between parties either in contemplation of a divorce or prior to finalising the arrangements in a...
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This Agreement is made [insert day and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name] of [insert full address] (AB), and2[Insert name] of [insert full...
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This document provides general guidance regarding post-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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28th Nov
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This document provides general guidance regarding pre-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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