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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the...
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19th May
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Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings...
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19th May
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Declarations of parentage—procedureThe procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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19th May
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Client care—family lawClient care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation...
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19th May
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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 19th May
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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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19th May
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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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19th May
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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...
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19th May
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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19th May
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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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19th May
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Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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19th May
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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May

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Filing the nullity petition and supporting documentsFilingThere are time limits applicable to the filing of petitions for nullity. Permission from the...
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22nd Sep
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Amended, supplemental and further petitionsThe distinction between an amended petition, a supplemental petition and a further petitionWhere it is...
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21st Sep
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Decree absolute—nullityTime for applying for decree absoluteA decree nisi may not be made absolute before the expiration of six weeks from the date...
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21st Sep
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Where the home address of the respondent is unknown, and an inquiry agent has been unable to find them, is it permissible to serve a divorce petition...
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18th Aug
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The grounds on which a marriage is voidableA decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the...
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18th Aug
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Commencing nullity proceedings and drafting the petitionNullity proceedingsFamily proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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18th Aug
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Undefended suits—nullityWhat is an undefended case?An undefended case is one in which:•an acknowledgement of service has been filed indicating that it...
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18th Aug
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Procedure following service of nullity petitionAcknowledgment of serviceThe notice of proceedings requires that the acknowledgement of service (Form...
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18th Aug
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Defended suits—nullityCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings...
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18th Aug
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Service of documents in family proceedings outside the jurisdictionThis Practice Note provides guidance on service of documents in family proceedings...
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18th Aug
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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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18th Aug
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Application for decree nisi—nullityApplication for decree nisiIn the case of a petition for nullity, if a finding is made that justifies the grant of...
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18th Aug
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Service of applications for matrimonial and civil partnership orders within the jurisdictionThis Practice Note explains how to serve a divorce...
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18th Aug
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The grounds on which a marriage is voidA void marriage is one that will be treated by the court as never having taken place. The grounds on which a...
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15th Aug
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Bars to relief and estoppel in nullityCan the court refuse to grant a decree?Aside from situations where a respondent successfully defends a petition...
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15th Aug
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Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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15th Aug
Q&As
If a husband and wife have been married for over 20 years and the husband then has gender reassignment surgery and is now recognised as a woman, is...
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15th Aug

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