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affiliation order

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Formerly, an order of a magistrates' court against a man alleged to be the father of an illegitimate child, obliging him to make payments towards the upkeep of the child. Affiliation...

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alimony

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Formerly, financial provision made by a husband to his wife when they are living apart. Alimony is now known as maintenance or financial provision.

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child maintenance

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The cost of supporting (maintaining) a child. Provisions of a parenting plan that deal with the maintenance of a child are child maintenance provisions: Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) s ...

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clean break

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The principle that, upon divorce, spouses should try to settle their financial affairs in a final manner, by a lump sum order, rather than a continuous periodical payments order. Under the...

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declaration of parentage

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A declaration by a court under the Family Law Act 1986 as to whether a named person is or was the parent of another person. Normally the court will only hear an application where the...

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failure to maintain

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The failure of either spouse to provide reasonable maintenance for the other or to make a proper contribution towards the maintenance of any children of the family during the subsistence of...

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family finances

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The obligations arising from a marriage are mutual, both parties owe each other the same duties, but as it is usually the wife who is economically the weaker party the discussion below...

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financial relief

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Any or all of the following: maintenance pending suit orders, financial provision orders, property adjustment orders, and court orders for maintenance during the marriage and for the...

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gamete donation

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Most people undergoing fertility treatment in the UK use their own gametes (sperm and eggs), but in some circumstances, treatment with donated gametes will be necessary. All egg donation in...

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illegitimacy

Overview page. Subjects: History — Law.

The status of a child born out of wedlock, formerly a stigmatizing condition but in most modern societies a status that is tolerated and socially accepted.

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