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Financial remedy outcomes on divorce in England and Wales: Not a 'meal ticket for life'

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Financial remedy outcomes on divorce in England and Wales : Not a 'meal ticket for life'. / Miles, Joanna; Hitchings, Emma.

In: Australian Journal of Family Law, Vol. 31, No. 1 & 2, 17.08.2018, p. 43-80.

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Miles, J & Hitchings, E 2018, 'Financial remedy outcomes on divorce in England and Wales: Not a 'meal ticket for life'', Australian Journal of Family Law, vol. 31, no. 1 & 2, pp. 43-80.

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Miles, J., & Hitchings, E. (2018). Financial remedy outcomes on divorce in England and Wales: Not a 'meal ticket for life'. Australian Journal of Family Law, 31(1 & 2), 43-80.

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Miles J, Hitchings E. Financial remedy outcomes on divorce in England and Wales: Not a 'meal ticket for life'. Australian Journal of Family Law. 2018 Aug 17;31(1 & 2):43-80.

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Miles, Joanna ; Hitchings, Emma. / Financial remedy outcomes on divorce in England and Wales : Not a 'meal ticket for life'. In: Australian Journal of Family Law. 2018 ; Vol. 31, No. 1 & 2. pp. 43-80.

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