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The Family Justice Council (FJC) has published the second edition of its Guidance on Financial Needs on Divorce. The guidance provides a tool for the judiciary in relation to the making of orders to...
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1. Section 3 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 provides as follows:'Bar on petitions for divorce within one year of marriage.(1) No petition for divorce shall be presented to the court before the...
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Introduction1. This Guidance is issued with the purpose of clarifying the legal requirements and practical arrangements for final hearings in adoption applications and adoption visits. 2. In this...
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In Re D (Non-Availability of Legal Aid) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 2, [2015] 1 FLR 1247, and again in Re D (Adoption) (No 3) [2016] EWFC 1, [2017] 1 FLR 237, I considered various important procedural and...
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Cafcass has issued an updated version of its Practice Note: Cafcass and the Work of Independent Reviewing OfficersThe purpose of the Practice Note is to explain the functions and duties of Cafcass in...
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The Guide to Judicial Conduct, originally published by the Judges' Council in 2003/4, has been fully revised. It is intended to offer assistance to judges, coroners and magistrates about their...
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1. Introduction1.1. For the purposes of this Practice Guidance, 'international child abduction proceedings' are proceedings in which the return of a child is sought under any of the following:(a) The...
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Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division has issued the second batch of Standard Family Orders, following on from the initial batch released on 30 November 2017.The President is circulating...
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President's Guidance: Jurisdiction of the family court: allocation of cases within the family court to High Court judge level and transfer of cases from the family court to the High Court1. There...
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Message from Sir James Munby, President of the Family DivisionFamily Justice Reformed (second edition: June 2017) contains detailed commentary on the Single Family Court and the Children and Families...
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