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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 section provides that:
‘on granting a decree of divorce, a decree of nullity of marriage or a decree of judicial separation or at any time thereafter…the court can make one or more of the following orders [a) a periodical payments order]’.
As the court can make ‘one or more’ spousal periodical payments orders, to achieve a valid ‘clean break’ (in the sense of an utter end to spousal maintenance) a final financial remedy order must therefore not only dismiss any existing claim for spousal periodic
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