The Court of Appeal has another case to examine in the near future. Paul Mansfield reckons that after 26 years of marriage the settlement awarded to his ex wife Jane is too much because the land and farms originated from his father Buddy and he therefore should get more than her. We think that Mr Mansfield will find that whatContinue reading
We listened to Katie on LBC this morning when she was talking about ‘special contributions’ to matrimonial assets and taking side with Randy Work and Ryan Giggs. She and several people who phoned in also complained that wives who stay at home to manage the home and bring up the children should not receive 50% of the assets in normalContinue reading
Mr Giggs seems to think that he may be able to secure more than 50% of the matrimonial assets when the Gigg’s divorce hits the Courts shortly according to media reports. Brilliant a footballer as he was we don’t think that the Courts will be too impressed by that argument. However we shall see…………………! Watch this space!
Mr Work’s attempt to get more of the matrimonial assets from his failed marriage misfired last week at the Supreme Court. The starting point for any division of matrimonial assets is 50/50 according to White v White in the House of Lords decision in Oct 2000. Chris Hohn’s High Court settlement in 2004 gave him more assets than his wife.Continue reading
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 vContinue reading
A segment from Money Box in which Divorce Lifeline’s, Jeremy Wolff and Radio 4’s, Paul Lewis, discussed the potential end to 50/50 divorce settlements. BBC Radio 4 – Money Box 21st January 2017 This clip has been taken from BBC Radio 4’s Money Box – Southern Comfort which was recorded on the 21/01/2017 and is available to download from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0890cvfContinue reading
Mr Justice Holman in the High Court recently decided that the matrimonial assets of Mr Work and his wife, Mandy Gray, should be divided equally rather than a larger share for Mr Work which he was seeking from the Court. After 20 years together UK Courts normally spilt assets on a 50/50 basis unless in exceptional circumstances such as inContinue reading
James Goddard was ordered by the Court to pay a further £6m after it was found that he had not disclosed the full portfolio of matrimonial assets to the Court! If you think that your ex has not disclosed all the assets to the Court contact us as soon as possible.
So Mr & Mrs Steiner arrived at the High Court yesterday to begin the procedure to divide up their matrimonial assets! Ocado founder Tim Steiner cites unreasonable behaviour as the reason for the divorce whilst Mrs S says she is the victim and has been cut off from her children. It really doesn’t matter who is to blame for theContinue reading
The Daily Mail reports today that the Mr Goddard-Watts divorce settlement is being looked at in private in the High Court. Mr Justice Moylan will decide on the matter in the next few days according to the press. Mr Goddard-Watts is accused of misleading the Court by not declaring all of his assets when he divorced some years ago. IfContinue reading