Relationship breakdown

Featured guidance
Relationship breakdown guidance:

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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

Practice Note