684. Creation by settlement under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

The grant or purchase of an annuity1 by one spouse or civil partner for the benefit of the other is normally a 'settlement' within the meaning of the Matrimonial Causes Act 19732. As such, it is within the court's statutory power to make orders varying ante-nuptial or post-nuptial settlements on or after the granting of a decree of divorce or of nullity of marriage or a decree of judicial separation