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How to make and draft Consent Orders

In this article David Hodson OBE considers issues relating to the drafting and making of consent orders within the family court.

The analysis includes a definition of a consent order and what is required within it.

Have you been divorced abroad? English Financial Settlements after a Foreign Divorce

Even though there has been a divorce abroad the English Family Court has discretion to make a financial order against a former husband or wife. This can overcome financial hardship when the divorce courts of the other country made an inadequate financial settlement.

Can you set aside a consent order in the family court?

In this article David Hodson explores in detail the law behind whether you can break, or set aside, financial orders in the family court.

Legal Services Orders: The First Guidance from the Courts

Since 1 April 2013 the courts have had the power to order a party to pay to the other an amount to enable them to pay for legal services within certain family court proceedings. This article explores the first guidance from the courts on these applications.

Financial Provision: Spousal Maintenance Formula

This article proposes formulae for calculating capital distribution and spousal maintenance on divorce. It does not seek to replace or reform the law. It seeks to help some couples and lawyers make better progress to a settlement and provide more certainty and predictability. The formulae are relatively easy to operate and can be adapted to IT Web based resources.

Repatriation of EU family law powers

FamilyLaw.co.uk: David Hodson sets out in four separate opinion pieces different areas where he believes it is very important that family law powers are drawn back from the EU, repatriated, in circumstances where there has been excessive powers taken by the EU for itself.

Will I be left penniless after my divorce?

This article looks at what factors are taken into account when a divorcing couple has to separate their financial assets and also considers what the split will be and how that split is calculated.

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