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Compromise in Family Law

Law and Practice

£75.00

Providing the busy practitioner with a comprehensive guide, bringing together in one place the myriad rules relating to how settlements are reached, approved and re-opened in all types of family law cases.

  • Published: December 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781784731366
  • Authors/Editors: Michael Horton
  • Category: Family Law
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Book printed softcover

£75.00

The book provides the busy practitioner with a comprehensive guide, bringing together in one place the myriad rules relating to how settlements are reached, approved, and re-opened in all types of family law cases. The main focus is on financial remedies cases, dealing with the status of agreements, converting those agreements into court orders, and the grounds and procedure on setting aside those orders. 

In addition this book addresses compromise agreements in cases concerning children, including private law children, care, adoption and surrogacy, as well as in family injunction cases.

Preface

Foreword

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Compromise of Particular Family Law Disputes

  • Agreements relating to children

  • Agreements relating to other family law disputes

Part 3: Compromise of Financial Remedy Disputes

  • Financial remedy compromises: formation & effect

  • The terms of the compromise: structure & drafting

  • The terms of the compromise: content

  • The terms of the compromise: construction

  • Agreements for financial provision for children

Part 4: General

  • Variation of compromise

  •  Compromise and ADR

Part 5: Family Property Disputes

  • Compromise of family property disputes

Part 6: Impeachment of Compromise

  • Grounds for impeachment of compromise

  • Procedure for impeachment of compromise

Appendices

A: Legislation

  • Senior Courts Act 1981 s 17

  • Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, ss 31A-F (extracts)

  • Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, s 31

  • Children Act 1989, Schedule 1, para 1

B: Rules

  • Extracts from parts 30, 33 and 37 of FPR 2010

  • Draft rule FPR 9.9A and from PD to those parts

  • Arbitration Rules (extract) and ARB1

C: Family Orders Project

  • General rules

  • Financial remedy omnibus

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