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International Family Law Guidance

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The President of the Family Division has issued three guidance documents for family practitioners and the judiciary dealing with cases which involve an international element, which can be found here.   Most helpfully, a comprehensive FAQ document has been compiled to assist practitioners, which you can download...

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FGM Toolkit

  |   Education & Training, Latest News

Resolution have published a Female Genital Mutilation Toolkit to enable lawyers to identify women and girls who may be at risk of being made subject to the criminal practice of FGM.   The toolkit is available to download from our INFORMATION CENTRE.  It is an incredibly helpful...

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Sorting out Finances on Divorce

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The Family Justice Council has launched a guide for divorcing couples as to how to go about sorting out their finances and to explain what they can expect from the court process.  It is intended primarily to assist people who do not have legal advice...

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Revised Special Guardianship Guidance

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Following amendments made to the Special Guardianship Regulations 2005 by the Special Guardianship (Amendment) Regulations 2016, the Department of Education has issued revised Statutory Guidance in respect of the matters to be considered by local authorities conducting assessments in respect of prospective special guardianship orders...

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McKenzie Friends Consultation

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Following the recent unprecedented rise in the number of litigants in person now accessing the court service, and the consequent rise in the number and variation in the quality of "McKenzie Friends" assisting LiPs, the Judicial Executive Board has issued a consultation paper proposing and...

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