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Online divorceWhere a divorce is proceeding via the online service note that while rules relating to divorce proceedings are generally to be found in...
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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