Many families now live in more than one jurisdiction around the world. In some cases, a spouse will obtain a financial remedy outcome in an overseas jurisdiction which precludes an application under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in the jurisdiction of England and Wales.
In some such cases it is possible to bring a claim under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (“MFPA”) for relief. These cases can be complex and are often (but not always) heard in the High Court.
Many members of our Finance Group have extensive experience of cases under the MFPA and have achieved outcomes whereby additional provision is made for the spouse resident in England and Wales.