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What is the procedure to enforce a penal notice attached to an order as to the filing of a Form E?The first step is to ensure that the penal notice is...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
Practice notes
Notice to show cause applications in family proceedingsIf one party considers that an agreement has been reached (usually in relation to financial...
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19th May
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The grounds on which a marriage is voidableA decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the...
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19th May
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The meaning and scope of parental responsibilityDefinitionParental responsibility is concerned with the care and upbringing of a child until they grow...
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19th May
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Writ or warrant of possession of landA writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
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DesertionThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) have introduced a change in the terminology in divorce proceedings. There are...
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19th May
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Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings...
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19th May
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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 19th May
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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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19th May
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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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19th May
Precedents
Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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19th May
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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th 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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19th May
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Undefended divorce proceedingsOnline divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public...
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19th May
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Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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19th May

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1996 Hague Convention—general principlesThis Practice Note deals with matters relating to jurisdiction, applicable law, transfers between contracting...
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2nd Aug
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Where it is proposed to relocate a child to Northern Ireland, is this considered an internal relocation or an external relocation?Where one parent...
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1st Aug
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Would an application for leave to remove a child from England to the Isle of Man be classed as an application for internal relocation or external...
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1st Aug
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Child abduction—orders to locate and recover a child in the UKCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the...
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31st Jul
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Where a married couple have separated, and the mother wishes to take the child of the family to India for a period of up to 28 days, what steps must...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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Child abduction—defences (1980 Hague Convention)Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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31st Jul
Q&As
Where the proposed applicant for a child arrangements order lives in England, but the child and the parent with care live in Scotland, where should...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Leave to remove—external relocationCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Recognition, enforcement and co-operation under the 1996 Hague ConventionThis Practice Note deals with recognition, enforcement and co-operation under...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Child abduction—enforcement (non-Hague Convention cases)The requirement to take enforcement steps to secure the return of a child from a non-Hague...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Child abduction—procedure and evidence (Hague Convention)Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Child abduction—criminal action and electronic taggingThis Practice Note explains criminal offences under the Child Abduction Act 1984 (CAA 1984) and...
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31st Jul
Q&As
Is permission of both parents with parental responsibility required in order for a school to take a child abroad on a ski trip?This response considers...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Standard orders—child abductionThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, child abduction standard orders issued by the President...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Issuing private children proceedings in the Family CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Child abduction—emergency remediesCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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31st Jul

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