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  • A reference to S25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 which sets out a list of things that a District Judge must consider when making decisions about financial cases.

  • The sale of a property.

  • The rule (now repealed) which blocked victims of violent crime at the hands of another member of their own household from making a claim.

  • A claimant’s opportunity to detail what they want to claim by way of monetary compensation in their tribunal claim.

  • Someone who sells a property.

  • If you physically separate from one another. Agreements in relation to finances are often recorded in a deed of separation.

  • A payment required by a lessor or managing agent to cover the costs of maintaining and running a development (e.g. gardening and decorating and also insuring a block of flats).

  • The voluntary conclusion of any litigation by the parties involved. Settlement can be made at any time before a final hearing.

  • A binding contract that records the terms and payments to be made from an employer to a current or a former employee in return for a waiver by the employee of any defined contractual and statutory employment law claims, for example unfair dismissal. For a settlement agreement to be legally binding an employee must seek independent legal advice on its terms.

  • Unfavourable treatment on the grounds of a person’s gender; or a policy or a criterion which has an adverse effect due to a person’s sex or marital status.

  • Cruelty or violence towards another person, involving inappropriate and non-consensual sexual activity.

  • Unfavourable treatment on the grounds of a person’s sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation.

  • The term used to describe couples who divorce or separate aged approximately 55 years and over.

  • A skeleton argument is intended to identify both for the parties and the court, those points which are, and those that are not, in issue, and the nature of the argument in relation to those points which are in issue.

  • An order made by the local authority designating an area to be one in which only smokeless fuels may be burnt (i.e. not coal or wood).

  • A regular payment of money paid by one spouse or former spouse to the other following the breakdown of marriage. Payments can be ordered by the Court and such payments can be ordered by the Court and orders can be paid for a definite term or under a joint lives order. The joint lives comes to an end on either the recipients remarriage, the death of either party or further order.

  • Your husband or your wife.

  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) paid to the government on the purchase of a property over a certain value. See our SDLT calculator.