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Maintenance payments as a gateway to independence (Mills v Mills)

Published on: 28 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Maintenance payments as a gateway to independence (Mills v Mills)
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Article summary

Family analysis: How did the Court of Appeal approach a cross-application for an upward variation of a joint lives maintenance order taking into account financial decisions made by a divorcing spouse over a 15-year period? Frank Feehan QC, barrister at 1 King’s Bench Walk and Katherine Dunseath, barrister at 3 Paper Buildings, discuss the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Mills v Mills, which highlights the financial ties afforded by joint lives maintenance payments. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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