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The court can make a lump sum order (payable either in one sum or by instalments), a series of lump sum orders or a deferred lump sum order. That power arises under section 23(1)(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) which says that the court can make 'an order that either party to the marriage shall pay to the other such lump sum or sums as may be so specified'.
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