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Family monthly highlights—April 2020

Published on: 29 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—April 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • Family Procedure Rules 2010 pilot provision for child arrangements programme
  • FPR 2010 changes in effect from 6 April 2020
  • Witness anonymity (Re Al M (reporting restrictions order))
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Recognition of foreign marriage—implications of Padero-Mernagh v Mernagh
  • Financial provision
  • Capital settlement (DN v UD (Schedule 1 Children Act: Capital Provision))
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes details of changes to the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 that took effect from 6 April 2020 and the second report of the Private Law Working Group. The test for permission to appeal in an arbitration under the family law arbitration financial scheme is considered, together with a Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 decision in which a capital settlement was expressed as extending beyond the child attaining the age of 18 or completing tertiary education. Remote hearings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis are examined, together with the implications of financial provision cases and the impact of COVID-19 on the Brexit transition period, which is due to end on 31 December 2020. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content is also detailed, including a new COVID-19 subtopic and Practice Notes for online applications for divorce and financial consent orders. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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