Financial provision—glossary
Financial provision—glossary

The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Financial provision—glossary
  • Bundles
  • Calderbank offer
  • Child maintenance
  • Child Maintenance Service
  • Child Support Agency
  • Clean break
  • Cohabitation agreement
  • Consent order
  • Detailed assessment proceedings
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Notes: Brexit and family law, What does IP completion day mean for family law? and Brexit—financial remedies.

This glossary sets out commonly used terms relating to applications for a financial remedy in family proceedings. See also:

  1. Pensions—glossary

  2. Non-court dispute resolution glossary


The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 set out the requirements in relation to the contents and the filing of court bundles in family proceedings in FPR 2010, PD 27A, with effect from 22 April 2014 (with further amendments to FPR 2010, PD 27A in effect from 31 July 2014 and 23 July 2018). Notably, FPR 2010, PD 27A provides that, unless the court specifically directs otherwise, the bundle must be contained in one A4-size ring binder or lever arch file limited to no more than 350 sheets of A4 paper and 350 sides of text. Amendments, in place from 23 July 2018, introduced page limits for certain

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