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

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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...

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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...

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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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Proceedings for a matrimonial order (divorce proceedings) are commenced by an application for a matrimonial order (a petition). Note that with effect from 7 August 2017,...

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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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Acknowledgment of service The respondent must file the acknowledgement of service (Form D10) indicating whether or not they intend to defend the divorce, within seven...

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

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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 decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering service on a...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU ((commonly known as Brexit). For guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—service of...

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Bar on petition for divorce within one year of marriage A petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the expiration of one year from the date of...

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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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What is an undefended case? An undefended case is one in which: • an acknowledgement of service has been filed indicating that it is not intended to file an answer, or •...

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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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