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The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has told barristers that there are plans to move the court process for divorce completely online in 2017. How will this work? Apparently we will fill in an online form and the information will then be used to prepare the divorce petition. Watch this space.
It has been widely reported in the media that the court fee for divorce petitions will increase soon. For now it is still £410 but for how long we do not know. For details of the divorce fee and other family court fees click here family court fees
The divorce centre at Bury St Edmunds currently reports that it is rejecting up to 40% of the divorce petitions sent to it because of errors. The most common errors are the names on the petition and correct signature and date. They are working on a checklist to help people preparing their own divorce paperwork.
This is one of the most common questions I am asked. Best practice is to have the order first and I will try to explain why. Let’s take a typical example: Mr and Mrs Williams are getting a divorce. They’ve been separated for a while and they’ve agreed that Mr Williams will stay in the […]
It’s not often that I believe someone who’s in a position where they have to say “it’s not about the money”. It generally is. But I’m leaning towards believing Mrs Sharland. The full judgment in the Sharland v Sharland case is here. Some media are reporting that Mrs Sharland received £10million as a settlement when her […]
Have you thought about a separation agreement? It isn’t unusual for people to separate for many months or even years before beginning divorce/dissolution proceedings. Some just need time to save up for the court fee which is currently £550. Others prefer to adjust to living alone, sometimes hoping that a reconciliation is still possible. The undoing […]
The ministry of Justice has opened the new East London Family Court. See the press release for more details.
Does a consent order have to be drafted by a solicitor? I think it’s helpful to look at how the court system works to understand whose responsibility it is to prepare court orders generally and then look at the question does a consent order have to be drafted by a solicitor. Divorce court orders generally In […]
A D81 Statement of Information for a Consent Order is a standard court form which has to be filled in and sent to the court with your application for a consent order. The D81 is completed for you as part of our consent order services. To find out more about consent orders have a read […]