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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 9th Nov
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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This Practice Note sets out the current practice regarding the issue of divorce petitions, the phasing out of the regional divorce centres and the...
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27th 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, inter alia, when...
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25th Nov
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Under section 55(1)(d) of the Family Law Act 1986 (FLA 1986), any person may apply to the High Court or the Family Court for a declaration that the...
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24th Nov
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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...
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23rd Nov
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The Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations (the 1970 Hague Convention) is intended to regulate the recognition...
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10th Nov
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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (M(SSC)A 2013) received royal assent on 17 July 2013. Its main purpose is to enable same-sex couples to...
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10th Nov
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This Practice Note details the provisions of Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 41A (Proceedings by electronic means: certain proceedings for...
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9th Nov
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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...
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22nd Oct
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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...
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21st Oct
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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...
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21st Oct
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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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15th Oct
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Dear [insert client’s name]DivorceI have now received the notice of entitlement to decree nisi and I enclose a copy for your records. As you will see,...
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12th Oct
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Dear [insert client’s name]DivorceI have received your [husband OR wife]’s sealed acknowledgment of service (Form D10) from the court and I enclose a...
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12th Oct
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Dear [insert client’s name]DivorceThe court have issued your divorce petition and returned the documents to me for service on your [husband OR wife]....
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12th Oct
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Central Family CourtDecree Absolute Search SectionFirst Avenue House 42–49High HolbornLondon WC1V 6NPDear [Insert name]We act for [insert name][, the...
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12th Oct
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Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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12th Oct
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This Practice Note details the procedure for applying for a gender recognition certificate (GRC) under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004), the...
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5th Oct
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 5th Oct
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The Immigration Rules relating to applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) following a breakdown of a relationship as a result of domestic...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 5th Oct
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This Practice Note outlines the key procedural requirements for an application for entry clearance as the fiancé(e), proposed civil partner, spouse,...
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