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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 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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17th Mar
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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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15th Mar
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The parties to a marriage or civil partnership cannot contract out of the court’s jurisdiction to make orders for financial provision on divorce or...
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15th Mar
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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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14th Feb
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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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14th Feb
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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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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 12th Feb
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27th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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The parties to a maintenance agreement may vary the terms of that agreement by consent at any time, preferably in writing. See Practice Note:...
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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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The parties to a maintenance agreement may vary the terms at any time and either party may apply to the court for an order to vary a maintenance...
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17th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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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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5th Jan
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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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