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The basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical...
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This Practice Note details the jurisdiction in relation to child support, via the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), and in limited circumstances via...
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16th Oct
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In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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12th Oct
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A clean break involves the dismissal of the claims by each spouse or civil partner against the other for financial remedies on divorce or dissolution....
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Field Court Chambers 29th Sep
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Crozier v Crozier is authority that while the parties can achieve a clean break between themselves, they cannot do so in respect of their child, see...
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29th Sep
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Section 4(10)(aa) of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) provides that where the court has made an order for child maintenance, neither party can...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Sep
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The position is not straightforward, and potential options will be dependent on the facts of the case.Section 23(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 28th Sep
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Where there is an order for child maintenance, whether agreed between the parties and incorporated into a consent order or ordered by the court by...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Section 32(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) provides that:‘A person shall not be entitled to enforce through the High Court or [the...
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Section 23(1)(d) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) contains the principal power to make ‘school fees orders’ on divorce; the section...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 28th Sep
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The Family Court has jurisdiction under section 23 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) to make an order for periodical payments in favour of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Child maintenance is, as a general rule, governed by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and the court does not have jurisdiction to make any order in...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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This Q&A presumes that maintenance has been paid as a result of an assessment by the Child Support Agency (CSA) or Child Maintenance Service (CMS).A...
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28th Sep
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Statutory child support is dealt with under the provisions of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991), which provides at CSA 1991, s 1(1) that for the...
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