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Sequestration is a process for dealing with a contempt of court that would be otherwise punishable by a committal under which the assets of the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 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
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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
Practice notes
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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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
Practice notes
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
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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by procedural changes in response to the coronavirus...
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13th Apr
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 12th Apr
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the approach to...
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12th Apr
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25th Mar
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This Practice Note is based on the UK GDPR and consent guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).What is consent?Consent is...
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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...
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11th Mar
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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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3rd Mar
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Client care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) 2019...
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2nd Mar
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This document provides general guidance regarding an application for leave to remove children permanently from the jurisdiction. Your family lawyer...
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25th Feb
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This document provides general guidance regarding post-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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14th Feb
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This document provides general guidance regarding pre-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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14th Feb
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This Deed is made the [insert date and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert client's full name] of [insert client’s full address] (‘the Client'),...
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14th Feb
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding parental responsibility for a child. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice...
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14th Feb
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Where no application has been made to extend home rights so that they do not come to an end on decree absolute per section 33(5) of the Family Law Act...
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