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31 MAY 2005

Child Maintenance: Cui Bono Revisited

Roger Bird Former District Judge. What constitutes a benefit for a child? What are the limits on the courts jurisdiction to award sums of money for the support of a child? Roger Bird examines W v J (Child: Variation of Financial Provision) [2003] EWHC 2657 (Fam), [2004] 2 FLR 300 and Re S (Child: Financial Provision)[2004] EWCA Civ 1685, [2005] FLR (forthcoming) and gives guidelines on what might be classed as being for the benefit of a child and thus a proper matter to be claimed under Sch 1, Children At 1989.

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