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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A court may, of its own motion or on an application from a party within family proceedings, make a non-molestation order under section 42(2) of the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Nov
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Second appealsWhere an appeal from a first instance decision in a private children case has been determined, a party would require permission to bring...
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Produced in partnership with Kyle Squire of 5 Pump Court 28th Nov
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Where a parent wishes to move to another country with a child it may be necessary to obtain permission from the court to do so if the other parent...
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A child must be registered at birth in accordance with the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, and the first name and surname registered at that...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Nov
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Where one parent wishes to move and to take a child with them, absent the agreement of the other parent, it is necessary to seek the permission of the...
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A person must be assumed to have capacity unless it is established that they lack capacity (section 1 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005)). A...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Nov
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Trips abroad where the parents have separated can be significant flashpoints, particularly where there is a concern that the party may not return the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Nov
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A non-biological father may have parental responsibility by virtue of an adoption order or having acquired parental responsibility as a step-parent...
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This response considers whether the permission of both parents is necessary in order for a child under the age of 16 to go on a school trip outside...
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Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 29.4 provides that any application that relates to the welfare or upbringing of a child or where...
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At birth, a child must be registered, and the surname that is registered at that time is to be the one which it is intended the child should be known...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Nov
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The method of enforcement to be employed in relation to a specific issue order is very much dependent on the nature of the order itself and on the...
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