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Family Procedure Rules
The procedural rules for family proceedings in the High Court, County Courts and Magistrates’ Courts. They are supplemented by dedicated Practice Directions and forms.
File a statement
Ensuring a copy of the court statement is on the court file. This typically means visiting the
court office, paying a filing fee, and submitting the document to be filed
(usually the original and two copies).
First Hearing and Dispute Resolution Appointment (FHDRA)
The first hearing in a case for a child arrangements order. The court will consider the safeguarding information, identify the issues and encourage the parties to try to resolve matters by agreement. If this is not possible, the court will make directions to enable the matter to proceed to a fuller hearing.
Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors is a project bringing together
a team of experts from the Family Team of the Royal
Courts of Justice RCJ Advice, working in partnership with Rights of Women. They
provide a network of trusted and fully vetted advisers to provide legal advice
for domestic abuse survivors. For
further information please see https://www.flows.org.uk/.
For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.
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