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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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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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9th Nov

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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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Once an application for a matrimonial order has been issued by the court (for example, an application for a decree of divorce), a copy of the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
Q&As
Pursuant to Part 29.1 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 29.1) there is now no requirement on a party to reveal...
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13th Feb
Q&As
Where it is necessary in some way to amend an application for divorce, there are distinctions to be drawn between a further petition, an amended...
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13th Feb
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Proceedings for judicial separation will generally be commenced where:•one of the parties to the marriage has objections, often religious, to...
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13th Feb
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The general rule is that where there is already on file a petition by the same petitioner which has not been dismissed or finally determined, that...
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13th Feb
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A divorce petition may be served by way of personal service in accordance with Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 6.7, or by...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
Q&As
A decree of judicial separation does not dissolve or end the marriage: it relieves the petitioner of the obligation to cohabit with the respondent.A...
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13th Feb
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11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU....
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 28th Jan
Practice notes
Family proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955.The rules relating to judicial separation proceedings are...
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27th Jan
Practice notes
Judicial separation proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, in particular Pt 7. FPR 2010 introduced a...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
Filing a judicial separation petitionProceedings for a matrimonial order (judicial separation proceedings) are commenced by an application for a...
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17th Jan
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Acknowledgement of serviceThe respondent must file the acknowledgement of service (Form D10) within seven days beginning with the date on which the...
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17th Jan
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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17th Jan
Practice notes
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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17th Jan
Practice notes
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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17th Jan
Practice notes
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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17th Jan

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