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financial order | Cambridge Family Law Practice

When final does not mean it’s over

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Taking an analogy from the now-in-full-swing football season (a sport that invokes mixed reactions in the office) we thought we would have a look at the family law equivalent of extra time: when the referee’s final whistle does not in fact mean the game is over, but rather means a period of extended play, if not an actual penalty shoot-out. The final whistle in financial proceedings is the court order. When parties reach an agreement through negotiations (set out in a consent order), or litigate and obtain a judge-imposed order, everyone expects the order to be the end of the…

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