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Enforcement against a company A company is a legal entity distinct from its owner and controller. The same principle applies to trust assets owned by the trustee on...

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This Practice Note details initial considerations when considering the enforcement of a financial order made in family proceedings, including the applicable rules for...

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Undertakings and agreements Undertakings and agreements between parties in financial proceedings are recorded in the preamble to the order where the court lacks the...

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Search and recovery Where a person is required by an order under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) to give up a child to another person and the court that...

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A claim for a financial order is personal to the parties to the marriage and does not survive death. If either party dies before the application under the Matrimonial...

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Time limits The rules of limitation that prevent a fresh action being taken on a judgment once six years have elapsed since it became enforceable do not affect the right...

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Note that the single Family Court replaced the previous three tiers of court structure (family proceedings court, County Court, High Court), save that the High Court...

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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, committal standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, on 30 November...

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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, enforcement standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, on 30 November...

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The impact that bankruptcy and divorce proceedings have on one another has been subject to several cases in both the bankruptcy and family courts. Unfortunately, it is...

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