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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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 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
Practice notes
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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In the case of an undefended petition for divorce, the parties will typically receive notice of the date, time and place of the hearing of the decree...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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We have understood your query to be as to the impact of divorce on trust assets, in this case a lifetime defeasible interest in possession trust,...
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13th Feb
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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 made changes to the terminology used in relation to proceedings for financial provision. The...
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13th Feb
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The potential payment of an occupation rent arises mainly in cohabitant cases. Such issues were determined by the equitable principles but are now...
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13th Feb
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Where no application has been made to extend home rights so that they do not come to an end on decree absolute per section 33(5) of the Family Law Act...
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13th Feb
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Under an individual voluntary agreement (IVA), a debtor avoids bankruptcy by entering into a repayment plan with their creditors. If the former spouse...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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The Resolution Guide to good practice on correspondence (the guidance) contains some useful guidance regarding correspondence by email with a litigant...
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13th Feb
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It is ordinarily the case in family proceedings (save for certain excluded types of application) that each party bears their own costs. While the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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The effect of a special guardianship order (SGO) is that, while the order remains in force, the special guardian appointed by the order has parental...
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13th Feb
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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 10.3(1) provides that the applicant for a non-molestation or occupation order must serve a...
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13th Feb
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The court has the power to make final orders in financial remedy proceedings on the pronouncement of decree absolute. Other than certain interim...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb

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