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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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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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19th May
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Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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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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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in 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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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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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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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
Precedents
In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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19th May
Practice notes
Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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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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