Practice Direction (Family Division: Financial Statement): 1984

The decision of the Court of Appeal in Jenkins v. Livesey (formerly Jenkins) … is a reminder that in all cases where application is made for a financial provision or property adjustment order the court is required to have before it an agreed statement of the general nature of the means of each party signed by the parties or their solicitors. If affidavits of means have been filed it will be sufficient if the statement is in the form of a certificate that there has been no change of substance since the date of the affidavit or if there has, what changes there have been. If no such evidence has been filed the statement should include a summary of the amount or value of the capital and income resources of each of the spouses . . . and any special features which require to be considered under section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.’
[1984] 1 WLR 674
Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 25
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedJenkins v Livesey (formerly Jenkins) HL 1985
The parties had negotiated through solicitors a compromise of ancillary relief claims on their divorce. They agreed that the house should be transferred to the wife in consideration of her release of all other financial claims. The wife however . .

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Updated: 20 May 2021; Ref: scu.259837