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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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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 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th Nov
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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9th Nov
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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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9th Nov

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Irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be proved by satisfying the court that the petitioner and the respondent have lived apart for a continuous...
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11th May
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It is assumed that it is intended to serve the petition within the jurisdiction of England and Wales.The position regarding the service of a divorce...
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4th May
Practice notes
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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4th May
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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...
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30th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued regarding all proceedings in Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further...
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Produced in partnership with Sally Nash of Gilson Gray LLP 27th Apr
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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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31st 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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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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This document provides general guidance regarding divorce procedure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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11th Mar
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Dear [insert organisation name]Our client: [insert name]Your client: [insert name]DivorceWe write further to your letter dated [insert date] in which...
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10th Mar
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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...
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10th Mar
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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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3rd Mar

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