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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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DefinitionPartial intestacy may arise when a testator has made an effective testamentary disposition of part of their estate but has failed to dispose...
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9th Apr
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The intestacy rulesIf the deceased died intestate, Parts III and IV of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) apply to:•all the movable...
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9th Apr
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If a relationship breaks down as a result of domestic violence or a relationship ends due to the death of the sponsoring partner, there are provisions...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Eric Fripp of The 36 Group 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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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 9th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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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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An application for a declaration as to marital or civil partnership status may be made where there is doubt as to the validity or recognition of a...
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29th Mar
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This Practice Note explains how to serve a divorce petition (application for a matrimonial order) or an application for a civil partnership...
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24th Mar
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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...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 24th Mar
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This Practice Note provides a glossary of terminology in relation to divorce and dissolution proceedings in Scotland. See also Practice Note:...
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Produced in partnership with Sally Nash of Gilson Gray LLP 17th Mar
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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