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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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Rule 9.26 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 sets out the procedure on an application for a consent order in financial remedy...
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28th Nov
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A special guardianship order (SGO) is a private law order provided by section 14A(1) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) appointing one or more...
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28th Nov
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An application may be made to the court for it to consider the making of a decree nisi in the proceedings at any time after the time for filing the...
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28th Nov
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‘Money Claim Online’ is a scheme set out in the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR), specifically CPR PD 7E, which supplements CPR 7 (How to start...
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28th Nov
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Family proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955. The rules in respect of private law proceedings relating...
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28th Nov
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There are eight grounds on which a marriage celebrated after 31 July 1971 is voidable pursuant to section 12 (1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973...
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28th Nov
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Interim care ordersThe court can make an interim care order (ICO) at any point of an application for a care order, or where the court makes a...
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28th Nov
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An application for a transcript is made in Form EX107 (Request for transcription of court or tribunal proceedings). See also notes for guidance (Form...
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28th Nov
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A means of payment order may only be made in relation to a ‘qualifying maintenance order’, generally a periodical payments order (final or interim). A...
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28th Nov
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The procedure for an application for a non-molestation order under the Family Law Act 1996 is provided for in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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28th Nov

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