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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners when considering an...
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9th Nov
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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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In the Family Court sitting at [location][Case No]Between1[insert name] ApplicantAnd2[ insert name] RespondentStatement of issues for the First...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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The procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt...
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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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17th Jan
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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...
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17th Jan
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This Practice Note outlines the key procedural requirements for an application for entry clearance as the fiancé(e), proposed civil partner, spouse,...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th Jan
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The Immigration Rules relating to applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) following a breakdown of a relationship as a result of domestic...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Eric Fripp of Lamb Building 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th Jan
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The Immigration Rules relating to applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) made after the death of the sponsoring partner during the...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th Jan
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The intestacy rulesIf the deceased died intestate, Parts III and IV of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) apply to:•all the movable...
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15th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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The court has significant powers upon the granting of a decree of divorce to divide up the matrimonial assets. These powers are contained in the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Divorce procedure varies significantly between jurisdictions in a number of ways including the requirements for divorce, the length of time it takes...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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AdulteryIn relation to a divorce in which a party wishes to rely on adultery, in the absence of an admission by the respondent, the adultery must be...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Sections 8–10A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 set out bespoke the circumstances in which the decree nisi might not be made absolute. However, none...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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In the case of an undefended petition for divorce, the parties will typically receive notice of the date, time and place of the hearing of the decree...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan

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