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You may find this template useful. Keep it concise and factual. When a court orders statements dealing with Section 25 criteria it seeks that each party set out their case ­­based on various factors that the court has determined to be important. These would include age, earning ability, pension entitlement, life expectancy, care of children etc.

An article explaining Arbitration, written by Jonathan James, Lead Arbitrator at National Family Arbitration Service.

In financial proceedings a chronology is a simple document to give the judge a brief outline of some of the detail he/she needs.The aim is to provide a summary which focuses on the history and significant events to your case.

A chronology is a simple list of key dates e.g. dates of birth of parties and any children, start of cohabitation, marriage, separation, divorce petition etc. It may include things like property purchases, receipt of inheritance etc.

You need to keep it simple with bullet points identifying all the key events in chronological order. The aim is to provide a summary which focuses on the history and significant events to your case.

There is no form for a chronology, it is written on a blank page.

Below is a suggested template:

A Legal Services Order can secure funding for one party' legal representation in AR proceedings where, unless the funding is made available to the applicant, that applicant would not be able to secure legal assistance for the proceedings or part of them

Financial Arrangements in Divorce – Scotland

An explanation of how matrimonial assets are shared (Scotland)

Legal Aid is money provided by the taxpayer given or loaned to litigants on low incomes to enable the purchase of legal services such as a solicitor or barrister. Your solicitor will provide you with all the information you need, and the appropriate forms so that it can be determined whether or not you qualify (note that the forms changed on 1st November 2012). Solicitors must be members of Resolution (formerly the SFLA) and uphold the Resolution guidelines to qualify for public funding.

Form E changed April 2011, this should help with the new version.

What can i expect to leave with after a short marriage. If a divorce petition is filed in a short, childless marriage (normally less than 5 years ...

A very informative guide written by Little Mr Mike

So, your relationship is in difficulties. You are concerned that things are heading for a breakdown. Are there any steps you can take now that could avoid difficulties at a later stage ?

The purpose of this article is to try and outline some practical steps you can take to protect your position. Some of them may need the help of a solicitor, others may not. In addition this article seeks to highlight things that you will have to do sooner or later and you might as well do them sooner. In addition the article will seek to outline your key legal rights, so you do not compromise your position unnecessarily.

The section of family law which determines how assets in a marriage should be dealt with on divorce.

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