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Jurisdiction for petitions for dissolution and separation orders for civil partners11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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What is the procedure to apply to dismiss a petition for divorce?An application for a matrimonial order may be withdrawn at any time before it has...
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Can a respondent in divorce proceedings stop the petitioner from applying for the decree absolute?Sections 8–10A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973...
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If a respondent to a divorce petition relying on unreasonable behaviour has filed an acknowledgment of service accepting the divorce, are they able to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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What is the procedure for an application under section 10(2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 by a respondent to delay pronouncement of decree...
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Where an order is made for a respondent to pay the petitioner's costs of the divorce suit, when is the costs order payable, and how can it be...
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If decree nisi is pronounced without the respondent having been served with the petition or having any knowledge of it, what steps can they take if...
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At what stage should a respondent who objects to paying the costs of divorce proceedings attend court to oppose an order for costs?On an uncontested...
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Where a signed but otherwise uncompleted acknowledgment of service has been returned to the court by the respondent, after service has been attempted...
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Where the petitioner sought 50% of their costs in relation to the divorce suit in the petition, can they increase their claim to 100% of their costs...
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