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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th Nov
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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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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Acquisition of parental responsibility by step-parents and othersStep-parentsSince 30 December 2005 a step-parent who is married to or the civil...
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15th May
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Child Arrangements Programme—the procedure for section 8 applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of...
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15th May
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Permission to apply for a section 8 orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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15th May
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Special guardianship ordersSpecial guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a...
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15th May
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Grandparents and children proceedingsAlthough it is generally recognised that grandparents can play an important role in the lives of their...
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15th May
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Dear [client name]Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)Court rules require that before making an application to issue certain kinds of...
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22nd Dec
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An application for a child arrangements order (CAO) may be made either by someone who does not require leave of the court or by someone who has...
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28th Nov
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This document provides general guidance for grandparents regarding an application for a child arrangements order that makes provision for contact with...
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28th Nov

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