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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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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 12th Jan
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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A non-molestation order is made under the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) and is available to prohibit a person from molesting another person with whom...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Pension sharing is the method by which an existing (shareable) pension arrangement is split and divided between the parties following divorce, nullity...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Infield of The 36 Group 8th Jan
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Case studyIn financial remedy proceedings Form Es have been exchanged. The husband is engaged in civil litigation with the wife's step-father. The...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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A deputy’s general authority in respect of P’s property and affairs should extend to investigating any claim and entering negotiations as the Court of...
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Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP 8th Jan
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A ‘looked after child’ is a term which covers a child subject to a care order, interim care order or supervision order. Where a child is in the care...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Once an application for a matrimonial order has been issued by the court (for example, an application for a decree of divorce), a copy of the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Within the context of financial provision proceedings, a redundancy payment is a resource to be utilised in lieu of the salary. Just as a salary would...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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Practice Direction 19B (PD 19B) of the Court of Protection Rules 2017, SI 2017/1035, deals with fixed costs that can be claimed by solicitors acting...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Save in certain cases such as where the paying party is based outside of the jurisdiction or their earnings are sufficient to warrant utilisation of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The court has significant powers upon the granting of a decree of divorce to divide up the matrimonial assets. These powers are contained in the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan

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