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Children no Longer to be Named in Petitions

Divorce

When a party makes an Application to the Court to Petition for Divorce, Dissolve a Civil Partnership or for Judicial Separation, this is done by completing Form D8.

As from 22 April 2014, parties are no longer required to complete a Statement of Arrangements for Children when filing a Form D8 with the Court. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that it is also no longer a requirement to provide the names of the children when completing the Form.

Ultimately, if arrangements for children cannot be agreed, an Application would need to be made to the Court under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 for a Child Arrangement Order.

If you require advice on separation or children issues then please contact our Family Law Department for a free initial 30 minute appointment to discuss your circumstances and to receive preliminary advice.

Nicholas Dennis
Nicholas Dennis
Alexandra Funnell
Alexandra Funnell
Guy Brown
Guy Brown
Carolyn Richards
Carolyn Richards