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High Court awards £453m in divorce proceedings – but finds no departure from equality

Fatimah Farag, assistant solicitor, looks at the recent decision of AAZ v BBZ and the Court’s approach to the parties’ huge levels of wealth.

AAZ v BBZ, C Ltd and P Ltd [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam), a financial relief case heard by Haddon-Cave J in late November and early December 2016 with judgment released on 12 May 2017, sees the High Court make one of the largest awards in an English case. 

A Guide to the taxation of Spouses on Marriage, and on Separation and Divorce 2017/18

By David Hodson OBE 

Introduction 

1.1 Taxation of spouses

One definition of marriage is the coming together of a man and a woman as "one flesh".  For many years Parliament has recognised this special united relationship (and the family unit created as a result) by giving it favourable tax treatment.  During marriage, spouses should take maximum advantage of this special treatment to minimise the overall tax payable by them both.

iGuide: Enforcement of Financial Orders in England

iFLG provides guidance on enforcing financial orders through the Courts in England

iGuide: Recognition of Foreign Divorce

If you were married outside of England and Wales it is important to know whether your marriage will be recognised here. This iGuide explains the requirements for a marriage to be recognised here.

iGuide: Enforcing English Financial Orders Abroad

The enforcement of orders abroad can be a complicated process. This iGuide explains a little of the procedure involved.

iGuide: Financial Orders - Considerations for the Court

The family court has wide powers to make financial orders. Here is our iGuide setting out the types of issues that the court will take into account when making a financial order.

iGuide: Child Maintenance

Many parents are able to agree child maintenance, or where necessary have to involve the Child Support Agency. Our iGuide explains more about child support arrangements.

iGuide: The Court Procedure for Obtaining Financial Orders

The court process is designed to encourage parties to reach agreement with the assistance of the court. Our iGuide sets out in detail the court procedure for resolving financial matters.

iGuide: Enforcing Foreign Financial Orders in England

The enforcement of orders made abroad in England is a complex area. Here is our iGuide to the process.

iGuide: Variation of Financial Orders

iFLG provides guidance on the variation of financial orders 

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