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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.

The Family Law Show: Programme 7 - Finances & Assets upon Divorce

Lucy Loizou and Carmel Brown discuss how financial matters are dealt with on divorce

The Family Law Show: Programme 8 - Child Support System within the UK

Lucy Loizou and Katie Harris discuss issues around child support and maintenance

iGuide: Resolution by Out of Court Settlements

There are many different ways to resolve cases without the need to go to court. Here is our iGuide in relation to out of court settlements.

Best interests of the child overrides EU finance jurisdiction law

David Hodson considers the recent Opinion of an Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) which seems to set out a potentially significant widening of jurisdiction in EU family law finance cases, and perhaps even divorce cases, based on the supremacy of the best interests of the child. 

Financial provision for the children of unmarried couples

When a married couple divorce in England, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 provides a wide range of financial provision for the spouses.  Where an unmarried couple have a child together, the parent with care may have to seek financial provision for the child under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.  

This article explores the decision in the case of PG v TW (no.2) (Child: financial provision).