Spousal/civil partner periodical payments

Spousal/civil partner periodical payments guidance:

Introduction Under sections s 31(7A)–(7F) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (as amended) and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent provisions (CPA 2004)...

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The basis of Duxbury calculations A Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical payment requirement...

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Duty of the court to consider a clean break Although there is no presumption in favour of there being a financial clean break between parties on divorce,...

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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, para 2(1)(a) of the...

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This Practice Note explains the effect that remarriage, forming a civil partnership, or cohabitation have on the ability to apply for financial orders, as well as the...

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Care should be taken when drafting the terms of a periodical payments order to ensure that it reflects either the agreement reached, where it is to be set out in a...

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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 2004 (CPA 2004),...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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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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