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The Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) have introduced a change in the terminology in divorce proceedings. There are, however, some inconsistencies...

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The distinction between an amended petition, a supplemental petition and a further petition Where it is necessary in some way to amend a petition (application for a...

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Application for decree nisi The ground for granting a decree of divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. If the court is satisfied that the petitioner has...

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Application for decree nisi In the case of a petition for nullity, if a finding is made that justifies the grant of a decree, the decree will be pronounced if the court...

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Can the court refuse to grant a decree? Aside from situations where a respondent successfully defends a petition for nullity, a decree may also be refused, in the case of...

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The Immigration Rules relating to applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) made after the death of the sponsoring partner during the probationary period can be...

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This document provides general guidance regarding procedure for dissolving a civil partnership. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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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, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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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 considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

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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 considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

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The Presumption of Death Act 2013 (PDA 2013) came into force on 1 October 2014 and extends to England and Wales only. Previously, there had been a common law rebuttable...

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Under the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 final decrees of divorce and dissolution orders of civil partnership become matrimonial orders or civil...

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Time for applying for decree absolute A decree nisi may not be made absolute before the expiration of six weeks from the date that it is granted unless the court by...

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Acknowledgement of service The respondent must complete and return the acknowledgement of service within seven days beginning with the date on which the petition was...

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Acknowledgment of service The respondent must complete and return the acknowledgement of service within seven days beginning with the date on which the petition was...

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Acknowledgement of service The notice of proceedings (Form D8) requires that the acknowledgement of service (Form D10) must be returned to the court so as to reach the...

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The Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) have introduced a change in the terminology in divorce proceedings. There are however some inconsistencies...

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When introduced by the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (CPA 2004), civil partnerships related only to two people of the same sex. However, from 2 December 2019 the Civil...

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This document provides general guidance regarding divorce procedure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. How do I...

Precedents

Civil and Family Service Centre at Stoke on Trent The Practice Note sets out the current practice regarding the issue of divorce petitions and financial remedy...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised issue of proceedings. It explains the location of...

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This document provides general guidance regarding divorce procedure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. How do I...

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What do advisers need to know about access by non-EEA nationals to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales? This Practice Note considers the following...

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This Practice Note explains what documents must be filed with the petition when commencing proceedings for a divorce (an application for a matrimonial order) via a paper...

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Filing Proceedings for a matrimonial order (judicial separation proceedings) are begun by an application for a matrimonial order (a petition). Proceedings for a...

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Filing There are time limits applicable to the filing of petitions for nullity. Permission from the court is required to commence proceedings based on the ground that the...

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