On 30 November 2017 I issued ‘Practice Guidance: Standard financial and enforcement orders’  Fam Law 89. On 22 January 2018 I issued ‘Practice Guidance: Standard financial and enforcement orders (addendum)’  Fam Law 216 to correct a minor error affecting only a very few forms.
Since then I have received a handful of representations about some of the paragraphs in these orders. In the light of them I have decided to issue the following amendments.
In the introductory recital in Order 2.1 (Financial Remedy Order) at paragraph 22(g) the following wording appears:
All other claims of any nature which one may have against the other as a result of their marriage/civil partnership howsoever arising either in England and Wales or in any other jurisdiction
Representations made have suggested that it should be made clear that the words “as a result of their marriage/civil partnership” and “howsoever arising” are alternatives (for example, in a case where one spouse is employed by the other and may have an employment-related claim, it should be made clear in the order whether such claim is intended to be compromised in addition to marriage/civil partnership based claims). I accept these representations and this clause should therefore be amended to the following:
All other claims of any nature which one may have against the other [as a result of [their marriage] / [civil partnership]] / [howsoever arising] either in England and Wales or in any other jurisdiction
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