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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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In order to establish that the marriage has irretrievably broken down the petitioner may rely on the fact that the parties have lived apart for a continuous period of at...

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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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Central Family Court Decree Absolute Search Section First Avenue House 42–49 High Holborn London WC1V 6NP Dear [Insert name] We act for [insert name][, the [petitioner OR...

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Dear [insert client’s name] Divorce I have received your [husband OR wife]’s sealed acknowledgement of service (Form D10) from the court and I enclose a copy for your...

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Dear [insert client’s name] Divorce The court have issued your divorce petition and returned the documents to me for service on your [husband OR wife]. There is no time...

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Dear [insert client’s name] Divorce I have now received the notice of entitlement to decree nisi and I enclose a copy for your records. As you will see, the court has...

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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 application for...

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[insert address of DWP office] Dear [insert organisation name] [insert other party’s full name, date of birth and National Insurance number] Last known address: [insert...

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Dear [insert organisation name] Our client: [insert name] Your client: [insert name] Divorce We write further to your letter dated [insert date] in which you confirmed...

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Dear [insert respondent’s name] Your [wife OR husband]’s divorce petition asking that your marriage be brought to an end has now been processed by the court. I enclose by...

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Case number [insert number] [In the principal registry OR In the [insert court location] FAMILY court] Sitting at [insert place] Notice of acting Between [insert...

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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 a matrimonial...

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Online divorce service On 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public acting as litigants in person. In...

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When considering an application for decree nisi to be made absolute the district judge must have regard to the requirements of Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...

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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 court has...

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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: Scotland—divorce and civil...

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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, inter alia, for practitioners considering service on a...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. For guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—service of documents in family proceedings....

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