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Interim orders in public children proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the requirements in relation to interim orders in public children proceedings...
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19th May
Precedents
Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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19th May
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Restrictions on decree being made absolute—divorceWhen considering an application for decree nisi to be made absolute the district judge must have...
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19th May
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Private children—paramountcy of the child's welfareThe paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of...
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19th May
Q&As
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
Statements of truth in family proceedingsDocuments that must be verified by a statement of truth in family proceedingsThe provisions regarding...
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19th May
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Filing the divorce petition and supporting documentsThis Practice Note explains what documents must be filed with the petition when commencing...
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19th May
Practice notes
Child Arrangements Programme—the procedure for section 8 applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of...
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19th May
Practice notes
Forced marriage protection ordersWhen sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16...
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19th May
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The ground for divorceBar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the...
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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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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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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
Practice notes
Drafting the terms of a financial consent orderThis Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order...
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19th May
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Application to vary, extend or discharge a non-molestation or occupation orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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19th May

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30th Jun
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 28th Jun
Precedents
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