November 19, 2019

A husband has failed to overturn what he considered an unreasonably generous divorce settlement imposed after a judge held that he had misled the court.

The case involved a couple who married in 1995 and separated in 2016. They had three dependent children. The wife had...

October 7, 2019

A man has reduced his periodical payments to his ex-wife after he argued that his business income was not a matrimonial asset.

The couple married in 1988 and had four children who are all now adults. The family had a good standard of living thanks to the husband’s succe...

September 3, 2019

A wife has failed in her attempt to force the immediate sale of her former husband's company shares as the High Court ruled it was “was not a propitious time to sell”.

The wife had applied for financial remedy orders after the seven-year marriage broke down.

She was from...

June 13, 2019

A divorcing husband has been ordered to disclose documents relating to his financial affairs, despite claiming that doing so could lead to his arrest.

The case involved a businessman whose wife believed he had an interest in a German company that he was refusing to disc...

June 4, 2019

The government has confirmed that it will introduce new legislation to end the blame game for divorcing couples. It’s hoped the new approach will help reduce family conflict.

The move follows a public consultation where family justice professionals and those with direct...

May 2, 2019

Cohabiting couples are being urged to draw up living together agreements to decide in advance how their assets should be divided if their relationship breaks down.

The Law Society points out that unmarried cohabiting couples are the fastest growing type of family in the...

March 6, 2019

A husband has failed in his attempt to get a £2m lump sum from his wife as part of their divorce settlement. The court held that there was nothing to justify such a payment.

The husband and wife had married in 2007. They divorced in 2016 and had a six-year-old son. They...

January 30, 2019

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has backed government plans to introduce a no-fault divorce system and urges parents to seek legal advice at an early stage to reduce potential conflict.

In a statement it said: “Early legal advice in...

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