Financial remedies: A misspent youth?

Barbara Reeves reflects White v White, 21 years after this seminal judgment, and the development of the law since Financial outcomes for women on divorce tend to be worse than for men across the board and compensation might have been an ideal way to seek to remedy this position, but unfortunately, so far, it appears …
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Financial provision: Under the radar?

Amy Baugh suggests that the family courts may be subverting the strict considerations applicable to costs orders when dealing with debts arising from legal costs There is no rule requiring an analysis of a needs-based award of unpaid legal fees against the principles applicable to an actual costs order and such a comparison would serve …
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Financial provision: Planning for uncertainty

Holly Cook looks at the impact of a life-limiting health condition when assessing financial claims on divorce In ND v GD, it was a matter for the wife and her litigation friend/power of attorney to decide how the funds were to be apportioned between housing and income needs, ie she may choose to spend less …
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Financial provision: Short but sweet

David Wilkinson looks at a decision of Mostyn J as to the approach to short marriages and the assertion that whether a marriage has produced children or not is immaterial as to the division of assets Mostyn J’s judgment is notable for its legal rather than zoological analysis of the ‘white leopard’, representing the rare …
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Financial provision: Risky business

David Wilkinson analyses a recent decision on an application to set aside based on the impact of Covid-19 on asset values In FRB v DCA (No 3), a dearth of evidence regarding the specific impact of the pandemic on the husband’s extensive asset base, which ranged across various countries and industries, coupled with unfavourable findings …
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