Financial Orders - Claiming Many Years After the Divorce

Financial Orders - Claiming Many Years After the Divorce

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Course Overview

Whilst a Decree Absolute legally concludes a marriage in England and Wales, it does not necessarily end a person’s financial commitment to their ex-spouse.

Regardless of any informal agreement reached between the parties or how many years may have passed since the divorce, either party can make a financial claim against the other, except in the instance where one of both parties have re-married.

During this bite-size session lecturer Safda Mahmood will consider recent developments surrounding the distribution of family assets many years after the divorce /dissolution was concluded.  Safda will focus on case law developments in this area, as well as concepts of strike out and changes to the Family Procedure Rules 2010. 

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the reference notes and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have considered the following case law in detail and will appreciate how it has shaped the process of making a financial claim years after a divorce:
  • • Wyatt v. Vince 2015 UKSC 14
  • • Wyatt v. Vince 2016 EWHC 1368 (Fam) - 20 May 2016
  • • Briers v. Briers 2017 EWCA Civ 15
  • • Zimina v Zimina 2017 EWCA Civ 1429
  • • A & B (No. 2) 2018 EWFC 45

What is the target audience?

  • Family law practitioners of all levels


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    1 Page


  • Quiz