‘Murphy’s law’: are term orders appropriate? (£)

Jonathan Tod, Counsel, 29 Bedford Row
Talitha Brookman, Solicitor, Brookman Solicitors

The recent High Court
decision in Murphy v Murphy [2014]
EWHC 2263 (Fam), [2014] Fam Law 1520 provides an important restatement of the
statutory framework and case-law concerning the term of adult periodical
payments orders. This decision stresses
the importance of safeguarding the financial position of the weaker party. The
lower courts in the last several years have drawn back from making joint lives
periodical payments orders. Terms are
often made on the basis of arbitrary assessment of a wife/mother’s future
earning capacity. Husbands have sought
to argue that this development in the law …read more

Source: Family Law News


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