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:
In the XXXX court Case No. XXXXXXXX
Between [Full Name] Petitioner
[Full Name] Respondent
Prepared by the Petitioner (or Respondent)
- The date of birth of the parties and children
- The date that cohabitation started
- The date of marriage
- The date of separation
- The date of the Divorce Application (petition)
- The date that you (or your ex) applied for a Financial Remedy (Form A)
- The date of the Decree Nisi
- The date of the Forms E
- The date of the First Directions Appointment
Add other dates for hearings/other relevant dates if they happen.