*AB v JJB (EU Maintenance Regulation: modification application procedure)

Divorce – Financial provision. There was before the court an application by the husband on Form A regarding the variation of a financial order made by the German court following divorce proceedings between him and his wife. The Family Division held that the Form A and issued on behalf of the husband had not validly seised that court with competent power to make an application for a financial order: specifically an order varying a periodical payments order. There was only one route laid down by European Council Regulation (EC) 4/2009, via Central Authorities.

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