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17th Jan
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The court’s power to order periodical payments is contained in section 23(1)(a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and Schedule 5, Part 1,...
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17th Jan
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The court’s power to vary orders is set out in section 31 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and in Schedule 5 to the Civil Partnership Act...
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When a married couple divorce, the court has wide-ranging powers to divide up the matrimonial assets, regardless of whose name they are in....
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The Q&A proceeds on the basis that an unsecured periodical payments order has been made, which is one of the types of order under section 31 of the...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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The power for the court to make spousal periodical payments orders on divorce is contained in section 23 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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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...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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Section 31(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 provides: ‘Where the court has made an order to which this section applies, then, subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Max Turnell of 1 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Under section 32(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973):‘A person shall not be entitled to enforce through the High Court or the family...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Section 23(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) contains the principal power to make spousal periodical payments orders on divorce—the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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