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A failure to engage meaningfully: J v J (MFPA 1984 - Interim Provision) [2021] EWFC 78

28th September 2021

Case note: In this case Peel J (‘the judge’) dealt with an application by the wife (‘W’) for interim financial provision, including costs funding. This matter had previously been the subject of a reported decision by the judge who, on that occasion, determined that W had actually been validly divorced in China, meaning that her application under the MCA 1973 must be dismissed and that the only remedy available to her in England was under s.13 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (‘Part III’).