Nullity

Nullity guidance:

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 In the case of a petition for nullity, if a finding is made that justifies the grant of a decree, the decree will be pronounced...

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Can the court refuse to grant a decree? Aside from situations where a respondent successfully defends a petition for nullity, a decree may also be refused, in the case of...

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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 considering which courts...

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Time for applying for decree absolute A decree nisi may not be made absolute before the expiration of six weeks from the date that it is granted unless the court by...

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Acknowledgement of service The notice of proceedings (Form D8) requires that the acknowledgement of service (Form D10) must be returned to the court so as...

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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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Filing There are time limits applicable to the filing of petitions for nullity. Permission from the court is required to commence proceedings based on the ground that the...

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Acknowledgment of service The notice of proceedings requires that the acknowledgement of service (Form D10) must be returned to the court so as to reach the court within...

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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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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 section 11 of the...

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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 it is treated as if...

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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 of nullity....

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