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Guidance on how to use the standard family orders now available on the Family Law Hub

Comment and tips adapted from the Standard Family Orders Handbook

  • Useful comment and practical tips for using the standard family orders is now available to paid members of the Family Law Hub.

    The guidance has been adapted from that written by HHJ Edward Hess and published in print in the Standard Family Orders Handbook (Vol 1)*, available now from Class Legal (£60).

    To access this new content 

    1. first find the order you need to use. The easiest way to do that is to use the search box or browse Order using the Browse Content drop down menu. 

    TIP when searching use the form Order then the order reference number (eg searching for Order 1.1 will bring up the long form financial remedy order)

    2. then log on as a paid member. The commentary and tips will be displayed in the main body of the screen. 

    3. you can then download the associated order as a Word document, crucially presented according to the house style, from the box on the right.

    For an example see Order 5.1 - Order for Immediate Committal which we have made freely available for the next 30 days.

    If you are not a paid member of the Hub but would like to upgrade now, please call Hannah or Lisa at Class Legal on 01652 652 222 or email them at

    An interactive version of the orders is available for an annual subscription on another Class Legal site This service allows you to enter core case data which is then used to generate a pre-filled order that you can adapt so you need only enter the data once. An annual subscription is only £99 + VAT and includes a copy of the printed book. The site is also available as an integrated service for subscribers to Quantum Family Forms.

    *Vol 1 covers finance and enforcement orders. Vol 2 will be published in late Spring 2018 and will cover children and other orders. Again the guidance will be republished on the Family Law Hub when ready.

Published: 22/01/2018


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