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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
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DesertionThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) have introduced a change in the terminology in divorce proceedings. There are...
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19th May
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Can a Sears Tooth agreement be entered into in relation to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 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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Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings...
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19th May
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Declarations of parentage—procedureThe procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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19th May
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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 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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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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19th May
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Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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19th May
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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 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
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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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Undefended divorce proceedingsOnline divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public...
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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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Emergency prohibited steps and child arrangements ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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31st Jul
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Where a married couple have separated, and the mother wishes to take the child of the family to India for a period of up to 28 days, what steps must...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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Leave to remove—external relocationCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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Where a party has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983, but still has capacity, can they be served with court orders made under the Family...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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Where an order is sought preventing a named person, other than a parent, from having contact with a child, should that order be a prohibited steps...
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31st Jul
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Where a father with parental responsibility (but who is not the biological father) has issued an application under the Children Act 1989, is he...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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What steps can be taken to enforce a specific issue order?The method of enforcement to be employed in relation to a specific issue order is very much...
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31st Jul
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Issuing private children proceedings in the Family CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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31st Jul
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Can a private children application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 be withdrawn? What is the procedure to do so, and the approach of the...
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31st Jul
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What is the procedure to withdraw an application made on Form C100?Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 29.4 provides that any...
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31st Jul
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Change of name of a childCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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31st Jul
Q&As
If the whereabouts of the respondent to an application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 are unknown what steps should the applicant take...
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31st Jul
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Where a child is taken, without consent, to Scotland from England, is this classed as an internal or an external relocation?Section 13(1)(b) of the...
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