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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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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 12th Jan
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Time is one of the great commodities of the family lawyer. As a profession, the emphasis has only recently begun to shift from selling time, through...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 8th Jan
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BackgroundFor a considerable time there had been doubt and confusion as to the available routes of challenging a financial order (whether or not made...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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Procedure for an application for an occupation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has been...
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7th Jan
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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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7th Jan
Practice notes
Procedure for an application for a non-molestation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has...
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7th Jan
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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6th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the current practice regarding the issue of divorce petitions, the phasing out of the regional divorce centres and the...
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5th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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1st Jan
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This Practice Note deals with recognition, enforcement and co-operation under the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law,...
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24th Dec
Practice notes
This Practice Note deals with matters relating to jurisdiction, applicable law, transfers between contracting states and parental responsibility under...
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24th Dec
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your...
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24th Dec
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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24th Dec
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding injunctions to protect from domestic abuse available in the family courts. Your family lawyer will...
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22nd Dec
Practice notes
The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440, amended the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, primarily introducing new...
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22nd Dec
Q&As
What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the dissolution of Parliament. It...
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29th Nov
Q&As
Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), before certain proposed statutory instruments (Brexit SIs) are formally laid in...
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29th Nov
Q&As
What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the dissolution of Parliament. It...
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29th Nov
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding financial provision for children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based...
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29th Nov

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