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ANCILLARY RELIEF: Crossley v Crossley, [2008] The Times January 3
Date:19 DEC 2007

(Court of Appeal; Thorpe, Keene and Wall LJJ; 19 December 2007)

The judge had acted within his discretion in requiring a party to ancillary relief proceedings to show good cause why a pre-nuptial contract, stating that no provision was to be made between husband and wife on divorce, should not govern the division of assets on the dissolution of marriage. The Family Proceedings Rules were not intended to be a straitjacket precluding sensible case management.