Periodical payments: Unclear path

Suzanne Todd and Sarfraz Ali study the recent approach of the English and Italian judiciary to societal changes ‘While the tide may be turning, recent decisions in England and in Italy have not, as some may have hoped, sounded the death knell for joint lives maintenance orders.’ Scan any family law report, article or other …
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Standard Of Living: Lifestyle factors

Hazel Wright and Phoebe Sutton suggest that despite the provisions of section 25 the standard of living of the parties is becoming less relevant ‘It is hard to see future courts awarding periodical payments based on the standard of living in the great majority of marriages.’When family lawyers of a certain generation die, they will …
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Periodical Payments: Short-term solution

Camilla Thornton analyses recent decisions on maintenance and whether joint lives maintenance orders are facing extinction ‘A spousal maintenance award is properly made where the evidence shows that choices made during the marriage have generated hard future needs on the part of the claimant.’ There seems to have been a sea-change in recent years with …
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