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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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9th Nov
Precedents
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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9th Nov
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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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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
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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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This Practice Note details the provisions regarding wardship and inherent jurisdiction in child abduction cases involving a country that is not a...
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7th Apr
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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, disclosure standard orders, including a disclosure order for a government department to...
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6th Apr
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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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1st Apr
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The requirement to take enforcement steps to secure the return of a child from a non-Hague Convention country may arise either where the removal has...
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1st Apr
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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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1st Apr
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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1st Apr
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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1st Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the key provisions and application of the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement...
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1st Apr
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Internal relocationInternal relocation cases are cases in which one parent seeks to move with their child to another part of the UK, and the other...
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31st Mar
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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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22nd Mar
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11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU....
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9th Mar
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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8th Mar
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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25th Feb
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding an application for leave to remove children permanently from the jurisdiction. Your family lawyer...
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25th Feb
Q&As
This response considers whether the permission of both parents is necessary in order for a child under the age of 16 to go on a school trip outside...
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13th Feb
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains criminal offences under the Child Abduction Act 1984 (CAA 1984) and also covers electronic tagging and the Law...
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10th Feb
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, child abduction standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division,...
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10th Feb
Q&As
Proceedings in respect of parental responsibilities and rights must comply with the jurisdictional requirements of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003...
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2nd Feb

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