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Is it possible to make an interim application for a lump sum pending the outcome of a financial agreement/order, where the lump sum is required to assist in purchase of alternative property?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/10/2016

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  • Is it possible to make an interim application for a lump sum pending the outcome of a financial agreement/order, where the lump sum is required to assist in purchase of alternative property?

Pending the final determination of an application for a financial order, the court may make an interim order on such terms as they think just. However, the Court of Appeal in Wicks v Wicks stated that it was unlikely that this conferred a power to make an interim lump sum order. See Practice Note: General principles—lump sum orders, in particular the section titled Interim lump sum orders.

See commentary: The orders that may be made upon decree: Butterworths Family Law Service [1001] which states on this issue:

‘The Court of Appeal in

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