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Legal guidance on divorce, separation and relationship breakdown

Legal guidance

Guidance provided by the Family Division of the Judicial Greffe that may be help with family and children proceedings.

Family and personal legislation on Jersey Legal Information Board website

Family Division practice directions on Jersey Legal Information Board website

Family Law reported cases on Jersey Legal Information Board website

General guidance for litigants in person

Download 'What is the family court?' guidance document (size 193kb)

Download 'Before attending court' guidance document (size 257kb)

Download 'Preparing for the court hearings' guidance document (size 96kb)

Download 'The Court hearings' guidance document (size 96kb)

Download leaflet about a McKenzie friend: non legal support in court (size 156kb)

Guidance relating to divorce proceedings

Divorce procedure

Download procedural guide for divorce proceedings (size 59kb)

Download guidance notes for completing a divorce petition (size 81kb)

Download draft divorce petition (size 25kb)

Download divorce proceedings - arrangements for children (size 209kb)

Download parenting plan - planning for your children's future (size 268kb)

Financial

Download divorce proceedings - procedure for obtaining financial orders (size 102kb)

Download finances when your marriage or civil partnership ends (size 238kb)

Download procedure for variation of maintenance orders made in divorce proceedings (size 109kb)

Download practice direction FD13/10 - Draft affidavit of means (size 544kb)

Download practice direction FD12/09 - Information regarding preliminary directions hearing (size 13kb)

Download example of how to set out questionnaire on affidavit of means (size 51kb)

Download example of how to set out reply to questionnaire on affidavit of means (size 51kb)

Download example of how to set out schedule of assets, liabilities and income positions (size 171kb)

Download procedure for ancillary relief bundles and indexes for final hearings (size 91kb)

Download practice direction FD12/07 - Statement of information for a consent order in relation to a financial remedy (size 695kb)

Download procedure for enforcing wage arrest order (size 29kb)

Children

Download procedure for variation of non-financial children orders (size 195kb)

Download example of how to set out general affidavit and exhibit(s) (size 55kb)

Guidance relating to children proceedings

Procedure

Download children procedural guide (size 669kb)

Download parenting plan - planning for your children's future (size 268kb)

Download children Law chart showing who can apply for orders without leave from the court (size 20kb)

Download unmarried fathers parental responsibility document (size 118kb)

Download parental responsibility agreement guidance notes (size 281kb)

Download procedure for variation of non-financial children orders (size 195kb)

Download example of how to set out general affidavit and exhibit(s) (size 54kb)

Download child abduction leaflet (size 198kb)

Financial

Download procedure for variation of maintenance orders made in non-divorce proceedings (size 182kb)

Download example of how to set out questionnaire on C4 / affidavit (size 50kb)

Download example of how to set out reply to questionnaire on C4 / affidavit (size 50kb)

Download procedure for enforcing wage arrest order (size 29kb)

Guidance relating to dissolution of civil partnerships proceedings

Procedure

Download procedural guidance for dissolution of a civil partnership (size 225kb)

Download guidance notes for applying for dissolution of a civil partnership (size 234kb)

Download draft cause application (size 63kb)

Download civil partnership - arrangements for children (227kb)

Children

Download procedure for variation of non-financial children orders (size 195kb)

Download parenting plan - planning for your children's future (size 268kb)

Download example of how to set out general affidavit and exhibit(s) (size 54kb)

Financial

Download dissolution of civil partnership - ancillary relief (size 207kb)

Download finances when your marriage or civil partnership ends (size 238kb)

Download example of how to set out questionnaire on affidvit of means (size 50kb)

Download example of how to set out reply to questionnaire on affidavit of means (size 50kb)

Download practice direction FD13/10 - Draft affidavit of means (size 544kb)

Guidance on appealing against an order made by the Registrar

Download guidance for appealing an order made by the Registrar in divorce proceedings or children proceedings (size 263kb)

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