Methods of enforcement

Methods of enforcement guidance:

An attachment of earnings order (AEO) is a means of enforcing maintenance obligations under a court order made in the Family Court or the High Court, whether or not...

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A charging order is an order enabling the payment of a judgment debt to be secured by imposing a charge against certain types of the debtor’s capital assets. The effect...

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By virtue of section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent), the court can make an order for the sale of...

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A judgment summons is a summons made pursuant to the Debtors Act 1869 (DA 1869). It requires a debtor to appear in court. As long as the debtor has, or has had, the means...

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A means of payment order (MPO) is an order requiring the payer of a 'qualifying periodical maintenance order' to make payments by a particular method or an order that an...

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The High Court has a general power to appoint a receiver by virtue of section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (SCA 1981). SCA 1981, s 37(6) provides for the provisions...

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The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2016, SI 2016/355 made amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, that, inter alia, introduced Part 40 and PD 40A...

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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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A third party debt order is a method of enforcement by which a creditor may enforce a debt against money owed to the debtor by a third party who is within the...

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A writ of sequestration is a process for dealing with a contempt of court that would be otherwise punishable by a committal: the assets of the respondent may be seized...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

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A writ of delivery (High Court) or warrant of delivery (Family Court or County Court) may be used to enforce an order that provides for the delivery or transfer of...

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A writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that provides for a party to it to be granted possession of...

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