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This document provides general guidance regarding applications for adoption by step-parents. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and will no longer participate in the political institutions and governance structures of the EU. However,...

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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It includes a...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It tracks the progress of UK primary legislation introduced as part of the legislative preparation...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It tracks the progress of UK primary legislation introduced as part of the legislative preparation...

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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017, the UK Prime Minister...

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Currently, the UK applies EU rules to determine: • which country’s courts hear a family law case raising cross-border issues with other EU countries (jurisdiction) •...

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This Practice Note sets out the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) set out in The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/521,...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects relevant prior to/during the UK’s withdrawal from...

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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Court of Protection Rules 2017 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations) have been made in preparation for Brexit, to...

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As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal Agreement, which came into effect...

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The UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU took effect at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day). At this point, the withdrawal period under Article 50 TEU came to an end and...

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This Practice Note considers the impact that the UK exiting the EU (commonly known as Brexit), will have on the service of court documents in family proceedings within...

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This document provides general guidance regarding changing a child’s name. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. Who can...

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This document provides general guidance regarding applications for child arrangements orders. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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This document provides general guidance regarding procedure for dissolving a civil partnership. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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This document provides general guidance regarding the property rights of cohabitants and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Your family...

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This document provides general guidance regarding cohabitation agreements. It explains what a cohabitation agreement is, why you might want to make one, and the sorts of...

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The most important rule is to be polite. If you are polite to everyone at all times, it is hard to go seriously wrong. The judge Make sure all mobile phones have been...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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This document provides general guidance regarding divorce procedure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. How do I...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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In addition to signposting on Key aspects of family law practice, the following common areas of family law are introduced in this Practice Note (in alphabetical order): •...

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This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your family lawyer will be...

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This document provides general guidance regarding financial provision for children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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