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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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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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The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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9th Nov
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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 orders—residenceCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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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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Expert evidence in private children proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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15th May
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Non-court dispute resolution—mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAMs)Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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15th May
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Procedure—parental responsibility applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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15th May
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Evidence in private law children proceedingsNote that on 21 November 2017, the Ministry of Justice issued guidance on a police investigation into the...
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15th May
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The meaning and scope of parental responsibilityDefinitionParental responsibility is concerned with the care and upbringing of a child until they grow...
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15th May
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Adoption by step-parentsAcquisition of parental responsibility by step-parentsA step-parent who wishes to acquire parental responsibility for a...
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15th May
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A step-parent who wishes to acquire parental responsibility for a step-child with whom they are living may do so by obtaining an order for adoption of...
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13th Feb
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Case studyThe parents of a child married and divorced in Turkey. The mother remarried and returned to the UK with the stepfather and the child. The...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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Parental responsibility (PR) is defined in section 3(1) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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This document provides general guidance regarding applications for adoption by step-parents. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific...
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