Divorcees have had some more good news this week!
An investment banker who gambled away nearly all of the family fortune and then lied to the Court has been told that a pension based in India must be shared with his ex wife. The decision is seen as being a first as normally overseas pensions are untouchable.
In Briers v Briers the couple divorced in 2005. The husband complained that he had become very successful after the marriage and separation. The Judge In Birmingham High Court and subsequently the Judges at the Court of Appeal all agreed that the wife should not be given just £500,000.00 as the husband wanted but £2.6m because she was instrumental in helping the husband start the family business which was where the family wealth was situated. It also seems that the husband may have not been too economical with the truth when declaring the assets to the court.
We say to all our clients that if you think the settlement was wrong or that your ex hid assets then talk to us. Our initial investigations are free and the only fee we ever receive is when the case is over and done with. Hundreds of satisfied customers can’t be wrong!