Changes to family and civil court forms

21 Jun 2016 | 3 min read

Family analysis: A number of family and civil court forms will be revised with effect from 27 June 2016 in connection with the introduction of the 'Help with Fees' online service. 

'Help with Fees' online service

Some family and civil court forms will be amended with effect from 27 June 2016 in connection with the introduction of the 'Help with Fees' online service (also known as the 'Fee Remission' online service)

The Help with Fees online scheme will allow court and tribunal users, whose personal circumstances mean that they may not have to pay a fee or pay a reduced fee, to make their application for help with court or tribunal fees online. The Help with Fees online service will generate a reference number which should be then endorsed on the form to be filed at the court or tribunal, and a reference box has been added to the relevant forms for the insertion of the reference number. Changes relate only to the new Help with Fees reference box, and the main sections of the forms will remain unchanged.

Court and tribunal users will still be able to make their Help with Fees application using form ‘EX160—Apply for Help with Fees’ paper form if they wish, and court and tribunal staff have been instructed to accept forms without the Help with Fees reference number as the new Help with Fees online service embeds.

Which family forms are changing?

The following family forms are affected:

Divorce/dissolution/nullity

  • D8—divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation petition

Financial remedies

  • Form A—notice of [intention to proceed with] an application for a financial order
  • D50K—notice of application for enforcement by such method of enforcement as the court may consider appropriate

Private children

  • C1—application for an order (Children Act 1989)
  • C100—application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 for a child arrangements order, a prohibited steps order, or a specific issue order, or to vary, discharge or ask permission to make a section 8 order
  • C79—application related to enforcement of a child arrangements order
  • C51—application for a parental order
  • C63—application for a declaration of parentage
  • C67—application under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 or Article 11 of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003
  • C66—application for inherent jurisdiction order in relation to children
  • C2—application for permission to start proceedings, for an order or directions in existing proceedings, to be joined as, or cease to be, a party in existing family proceedings under the Children Act 1989

Gender Recognition Panel

  • T450—standard application form for a gender recognition certificate
  • T464—alternative application for a gender recognition certificate
  • T453—application for a gender recognition certificate - overseas track application

Miscellaneous

  • D11—application notice

Which civil forms are changing?

The following civil forms are affected:

  • N1—part 7 claim form
  • N161—appellant's notice (all appeals except small claims track appeals)
  • N164—appellant's notice (small claims track)
  • N208—part 8 claim form
  • N244—application notice
  • N245—application to suspend warrant
  • N316—application for order that debtor attend court for questioning
  • N323—warrant of control
  • N379—application for charging order on land or property
  • N461—judicial review claim form

This News Analysis was first published in Lexis®PSL Family. Click here for a free one week trial. The revised forms will be available in Lexis®PSL by 27 June 2016.

 

 

 

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