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Guidance on financial needs on divorce published

FJC guide addresses courts and legal advisers

The Family Justice Council has published guidance on 'financial needs' on divorce.

The guide has been produced by the Financial Needs Working Group (chaired by Mrs Justice Roberts) of the Family Justice Council and is addressed primarily to courts and legal advisers.  It is intended as a useful tool in relation to the making of orders to meet financial needs following divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships.

The guide focuses on those cases where the available assets do not exceed the parties' needs and, in the words of the President of the Family Division, "provides a succinct summary of the law as explained and developed in the leading cases. It also includes a number of helpful case studies of common scenarios".

The guide, running to 64 pages, can be downloaded here.