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Is it possible to enforce a periodical payments order where the payer is resident in another jurisdiction?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/07/2016

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  • Is it possible to enforce a periodical payments order where the payer is resident in another jurisdiction?

Is it possible to enforce a periodical payments order where the payer is resident in another jurisdiction?

The location of the debtor and their assets is always the starting point when considering international enforcement. There are large parts of the world of considerable importance with which the UK has no reciprocal arrangements, eg Russia, non-EU Eastern Europe, certain parts of the Middle East and the Far East (including China and Japan), and parts of Africa and South America. Whether a UK order for maintenance (periodical payments) can be enforced in a foreign

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