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Pensions in Divorce Comments from the Daily Mail 7/1/2019

Divorced women over 50 end up with pensions worth £100,000 less than their ex-partners The average pension pot of divorced women over 50 is worth £131,000 The figure comes from analysis of an Office for National Statistics survey It found that divorced men...

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Owens v Owens

Mrs Owens wants to divorce her husband of many years. He doesn't want to divorce her. The parties have separated and Mrs O has a new partner. The law says both parties must agree to divorce. Therefore the Supreme Court have agreed that the law stands. However they...

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Screwfix Millionaire James Goddard-Watts

Some years ago we reported that the above gentleman had been ordered to pass over more of the matrimonial assets from the marriage. He had forgotten to disclose to the court the true value of those assets when he had sold his Screwfix business. The parties are back in...

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Mills v Mills

The Supreme Court recently decided the above thorny issue of spousal maintenance. Mr Mills went to Court to have the spousal maintenance he pays to his former wife reduced as The Court of Appeal had ironically increased the amount he had to pay when he went to the...

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Randy Work is not a special earner

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...

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Court of Appeal

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...

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Randy Work and the High Court

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...

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Screwfix, Toolstation and James Goddard-Watts

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...

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Screwfix’s and Toolstation’s Former Owner

According to the Sunday Times of 13th March 2016, James Goddard-Watts failed to declare all of the matrimonial assets when he divorced his former wife, Julia, back in 2010. The Court of Appeal are quoted as saying he misled his wife and therefore the Court. Has he...

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Superdry Divorce

So you and you pal create a business worth over a £1000m and your share is £292m and then you get divorced! Lets hope the Solicitors can add up when they sort out the finances. If Mrs Superdry is unhappy give us a call!...

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Common Sense

The millionaire owner of the Laura Ashley fashion chain has been told by the High Court in London to 'get real' and disclose the matrimonial assets within 21 days! At last the Judiciary is showing what they can do when they want to! Lets hope Mrs 'Laura Ashley' gets...

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Gohil and Sharland in the Supreme Court

Any Divorcee who thinks that their settlement was incorrect should contact LifeLine for a free review! It doesn't matter whether the ex husband has hidden some of the assets or you just think the deal was wrong. Talk to us today! All the national newspapers and the TV...

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