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Jurisdiction and quantum of global maintenance order (AB v CD)

Date:5 JAN 2018
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Family analysis: Did the court, in deciding on financial provision, have jurisdiction to make a global maintenance order? Liz Cowell, partner at McAlister Family Law, looks at the issues of ‘global’ and ‘Segal’ orders in the recent case of AB v CD [2017] EWHC 3164 (Fam), [2017] All ER (D) 50 (Dec).


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The Family Division ruled that a judge at the Central Family Court had not erred in ordering a husband to pay a global sum of £39,000 per annum in respect of his wife’s claims for herself and their three children, as it had had a substantial ingredient of spousal support and had been within his jurisdiction. The Family Division further refused the husband’s appeal in relation to the overall quantum of the maintenance award and the division of  capital.

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