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Response from The International Family Law Group LLP to Proposed Amendments to Part 9 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010

Introduction

This paper is the response of The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) to the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) proposed amendments to Part 9 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR).  We are pleased that the MOJ has decided to consult in relation to these issues which have the potential to have significant repercussions for national and international families.

Imminent Changes to Divorce/Dissolution Petitions and to the Family Procedure Rules

Michael Allum and David Hodson with Stuart Clark

On the evening of 17 July 2017 the profession was notified of the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 which will come into force on 7 August 2017, less than three weeks ahead, with some transitional provisions until 4 September 2017.  Accompanying it was a dramatic change in the look and style of the divorce petition, to take effect this summer.  Undoubtedly it is a precursor to online divorce.

Divorce Jurisdiction and Forum after Brexit

By David Hodson OBE MICArb

High Court awards £453m in divorce proceedings – but finds no departure from equality

Fatimah Farag, assistant solicitor, looks at the recent decision of AAZ v BBZ and the Court’s approach to the parties’ huge levels of wealth.

AAZ v BBZ, C Ltd and P Ltd [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam), a financial relief case heard by Haddon-Cave J in late November and early December 2016 with judgment released on 12 May 2017, sees the High Court make one of the largest awards in an English case. 

A Guide to the taxation of Spouses on Marriage, and on Separation and Divorce 2017/18

By David Hodson OBE 

Introduction 

1.1 Taxation of spouses

One definition of marriage is the coming together of a man and a woman as "one flesh".  For many years Parliament has recognised this special united relationship (and the family unit created as a result) by giving it favourable tax treatment.  During marriage, spouses should take maximum advantage of this special treatment to minimise the overall tax payable by them both.

iGuide: Where should I divorce?

On relationship breakdown there is potentially opportunity to divorce or dissolve your civil partnership in more than one country. This iGuide sets out some of the things that you should take into account when deciding where to divorce.

iGuide: Recognition of Foreign Divorce

If you were married outside of England and Wales it is important to know whether your marriage will be recognised here. This iGuide explains the requirements for a marriage to be recognised here.

iGuide: Divorce Procedure in England and Wales

Divorce is usually quite straight forward, particularly when both partners agree that the marriage is over. Here's our guide to the divorce process.

iGuide: Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

The procedure for the dissolution of Civil Partnerships is quite straightforward. Here is our iGuide to the process.

iGuide: Divorces Within Europe

Where you can potentially divorce in one or more European Country extreme caution is required. Our iGuide sets out a little more of the difficulties in this situation.

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