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Variation of Spousal Maintenance

Posted in Family & Divorce on 23rd Nov 2021
What happens when you apply to vary the maintenance? After a financial order is made, there may be circumstances in which a party may wish to vary the spousal maintenance. The party either paying or receiving maintenance may apply to the court to vary the maintenance. The court has a wide discretion as to whether to vary the spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance orders include but are not limited to periodical payments, lump sums payments, nominal maintenance order and pension sharing orders. Which circumstances warrant a variation application? There...

International Relocation with Children

Posted in Family & Divorce on 9th Nov 2021
When relationships come to an end, it is not always straightforward to agree child arrangements. If you are a parent that is looking to relocate and move abroad permanently with your children, there are many things you should consider before doing so. Legal Restrictions on Relocation Firstly, you must be aware of the legal implications of removing your child from the Jurisdiction of England and Wales without the permission of the other parent. If you remove your children from the Jurisdiction of England and Wales without the permission of the other...

Professional negligence claims arising from...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 8th Nov 2021
What does it mean if your case is struck out? In simple terms, the term ‘struck out’ means that a claim has been dismissed by a court and cannot be pursued any further. The consequences of a claim being struck out can be mortifying. You could lose the opportunity to continue with your claim, and may as well be obliged to pay your opponent’s legal costs as well as your own. Reasons that a Court can strike out a claim The Court has various powers to strike out a claim. This is clarified further under Civil Procedure Rule 3.4 which confirms that the...
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