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Bigamy is forbidden by both civil and criminal law. A marriage will be declared null and void where a spouse was, at the time of the marriage, a party...
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Pending the final determination of an application for a financial order, the court may make an interim order on such terms as they think just....
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Section 1 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1970 (LR(MP)A 1970) deals with the legal consequences of termination of a contract to...
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Permission to amend a petitionA petition may be amended without seeking the courts permission provided:•an answer has not been filed, and•whether or...
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The specific rules regarding the service of applications for matrimonial orders (petitions) are contained in Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010),...
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Rule 9.26 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 sets out the procedure on an application for a consent order in financial remedy...
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A special guardianship order (SGO) is a private law order provided by section 14A(1) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) appointing one or more...
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An application may be made to the court for it to consider the making of a decree nisi in the proceedings at any time after the time for filing the...
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‘Money Claim Online’ is a scheme set out in the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR), specifically CPR PD 7E, which supplements CPR 7 (How to start...
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Family proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955. The rules in respect of private law proceedings relating...
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There are eight grounds on which a marriage celebrated after 31 July 1971 is voidable pursuant to section 12 (1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973...
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Interim care ordersThe court can make an interim care order (ICO) at any point of an application for a care order, or where the court makes a...
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An application for a transcript is made in Form EX107 (Request for transcription of court or tribunal proceedings). See also notes for guidance (Form...
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A means of payment order may only be made in relation to a ‘qualifying maintenance order’, generally a periodical payments order (final or interim). A...
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The procedure for an application for a non-molestation order under the Family Law Act 1996 is provided for in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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