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In financial proceedings, will the court accept an order where maintenance is expressed to be paid in a foreign currency rather than GBP?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 05/01/2017

The following Family Q&A Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • In financial proceedings, will the court accept an order where maintenance is expressed to be paid in a foreign currency rather than GBP?

When parties divorce, the court has the power to make any of the orders contained in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), being property adjustment, lump sum, periodical payment (including secured periodical payments) and pension orders (MCA 1973, ss 23, 24, 24A and 24B). The court will make such an order on the application of a party in Form A, and the order will take effect on the pronouncement of decree absolute. The court can make an interim order for periodical payments (maintenance pending suit and interim maintenance). A periodical payment order can be expressed to be for a fixed period of time, for joint lives, or ending on certain trigger events. The re-marriage of the receiving party automatically terminates the liability to pay maintenance.

There is nothing in MCA 1973 which provides

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