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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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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 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
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
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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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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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26th 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 considering which courts...
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25th 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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25th Nov
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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25th 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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15th Oct
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Note that on 21 November 2017, the Ministry of Justice issued guidance on a police investigation into the potential manipulation of forensic...
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This Practice Note deals with adducing expert evidence in private law children proceedings including the statutory provisions (in particular Part 25...
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30th Sep
Q&As
The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 set out the universal practice for hearings in the Family Court and the Family Division of...
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29th Sep
Q&As
If a hearing has been listed in family proceedings, it can be possible for the hearing to be adjourned in circumstances whereby one party is unable to...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Sep
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Is permission required from the court in order to lodge evidence before the first hearing dispute resolution appointment (FHDRA) in the absence of...
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Produced in partnership with Adreeja Chatterjee of No5 28th Sep
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A child arrangements order (CAO) is one made within private proceedings under section 8 of the Children Act 1989, setting out, primarily, who the...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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It is sadly often the case that in private law children proceedings, a parent seeking contact has, or is alleged to have, a problem with alcohol...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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If a party has failed to comply with a direction to file and serve a witness statement, the party awaiting the witness statement should consider where...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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The documentation to be filed and served in relation to an application for a child arrangements order is strictly controlled to try and avoid matters...
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Produced in partnership with Maria Scotland of 5 St Andrews Hill 28th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the overriding objective contained in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) and details the factors the court must...
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