This court practice guide enables you to avoid the most common pitfalls encountered across the spectrum of family proceedings, thereby speeding up litigation and avoiding unnecessary work and wasted costs orders.
It covers every aspect of the court process across family proceedings, from divorce and financial remedies to private law and public law children, injunctions and committals and appeals. The guidance is set out with clear references to source materials and is supplemented by forms and other practical information.
The work is a key staple widely referred to within the Family Court, Principal Registry of the Family Division, other district registries and county courts.
The 7th edition includes the following:
- Divorce reform Changes to Committal proceedings - Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (inc PD 12J and Rule 3A) - Presumption of diminished evidence and vulnerability of witnesses (PD 3A) - Jurisdiction issues Parental alienation International adoption
Read an extract of A Practical Guide to Family Proceedings: Blomfield and Brooks
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Divorce Petition Chapter 2: Requirements on Issue of Petition Chapter 3: Procedure – From Issue of Petition to Application for Decree Nisi Chapter 4: Answer and Subsequent Pleadings Chapter 5: Judicial Involvement Leading to Decree Nisi Chapter 6: Decree Absolute Chapter 7: Concluding Applications Other than by Decree or Final Order Chapter 8: Other Matrimonial Decrees Chapter 9: Declaratory Decrees Chapter 10: Civil Partnership Chapter 11: Applications for a Financial Order with Proceedings under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 Chapter 12: Other Financial Applications Chapter 13: Children and Financial Applications Chapter 14: Financial Applications Governed by the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 Chapter 15: Procedures for the Enforcement of Financial and Costs Orders Chapter 16: Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Chapter 17: Jurisdiction in Child Proceedings Chapter 18: Children – Private Law Issues Chapter 19: Enforcement of Children Act Orders Chapter 20: Locating the Whereabouts of a Child Chapter 21: Wardship and Child Abduction Chapter 22: Public Law for the Private Law Practitioner Chapter 23: Family Homes and Domestic Violence Chapter 24: Emergency Applications Chapter 25: Penal Notices, Undertakings and Committal Applications Chapter 26: Court Bundles Chapter 27: Expert Witnesses in Family Proceedings Chapter 28: Vulnerable Witnesses in Family Proceedings Chapter 29: Appeals Chapter 30: The Court Record