Stephensons Trustpilot stars
Based on count 996
View all reviews

Family law glossary - F

F

FDR     
The Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing is the second Court hearing relating to finances. The judge considers the offers made and makes a view about the likely outcome of the case. The judge cannot impose a decision on the parties. If the case cannot be settled a final hearing will be allocated.
 
Filing   
The process of delivering documents to the Court.
 
First Appointment         
The first Court hearing relating to finances. The judge will look at the documents and give directions about what information should be provided by the parties, and the timescales for providing the information. The date for FDR (above) will also be fixed.
 
Form A
The application which starts proceedings for financial relief upon divorce. The form must be filed at Court with the relevant fee.
 
Form E
A financial statement setting out each party’s financial information. The form will have copies of documents attached to it. Both parties will exchange copies of their Form Es with each other at the same time. The original documents are sent to Court.
 
Form H
A schedule of legal costs incurred by each party in applications for financial relief. All figures shown will be inclusive of VAT.
 
Freezing Order  
An interim Court Order preventing a party from disposing of assets or removing assets from the country.

loading staff

4.7out of 10
4.7 score on Trustpilot Based on count 996

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Divorce, separation and COVID-19

Navigating a relationship breakdown is rarely stress free but couples separating over the past few months will have had to deal with particularly unique challenges. With so much changing from one week to the next it can be hard to know how best to...

Read more

Twitter block 1 tweet

SolicitorsLLP

Covid restrictions cause friction for UK couples as pandemic pressures take their toll on the nation's romantic relationships

More than half (51%) of UK adults who are married or in a romantic relationship said the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have had a negative impact on their relationship This increases to more than half (52%) of females and almost two thirds ...

Read more

Family reorder

  • Victoria Gethin​
  • ​Karen Atkins
  • ​​Gwyneth John​
  • Amanda Rimmer​
  • Lauren Day
  • ​Tim Galbraith
  • Kath Geere​​
  • Jackie Price
  • Rachel Benett
  • Nicola Clayton
  • Catherine Gaskell​
  • Emma Roberts
  • Laura Simmons
  • Bethany Corday​
  • Lauren Evans
  • ​Hanna Fayle​​
  • Joanna Souter
  • Jade Bastien
  • Harriet Ledger
  • Hannah Mallin
  • Claire Pilling