Financial provision

Financial provision guidance:

The following Wills & Probate practice notes provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Family provision claims—the cohabitant

Practice Note

The following Wills & Probate practice notes provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Family provision claims—the role of personal representatives...

Practice Note

The following Wills & Probate practice notes provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Family provision claims—the spouse and civil partner...

Practice Note

The following Wills & Probate practice notes provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Family provision claims—variation, discharge, suspension and...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

Practice Note

This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your family lawyer will be...

Precedents

This document provides general guidance regarding financial provision for children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

Precedents

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, the court is...

Practice Note

This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. What is...

Precedents

Conduct is a specific factor to be taken into account under section 25(2)(g) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and Schedule 5, Part 5 to the Civil Partnership...

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Powers of the court On 22 April 2014, the single Family Court replaced the previous three tiers of court structure (family proceedings court, County Court, High Court)....

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This Practice Note explains the differences between financial orders and financial remedies as provided for in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010). It sets out the...

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From 22 April 2014, section 10 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) extended the application of the pre-application mediation requirements of the Family...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued regarding all proceedings in Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice, which...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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The first appointment is a time-tabling hearing, with the objective of defining the issues, saving costs, and setting out the next stages of the financial order...

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Spouses and civil partners can enter into a contractual arrangement dealing with maintenance, the distribution of property and arrangements for any children of the...

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A freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a party from disposing or dealing with assets. Great care should be...

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Sections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012) introduced changes to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and the...

Practice Note

The court’s power to make an order for maintenance pending suit is contained in section 22 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and in Schedule 5 to the Civil...

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This Practice Note sets out the procedural steps to be taken where the parties have reached agreement by consent within financial remedy proceedings, including the...

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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial proceedings, including as...

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