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May 13, 2020

The announcement that the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn are to divorce has thrown the media spotlight on to pre-nuptial agreements.

It was widely reported that the separation is amicable with the couple agreeing to share custody of their two childr...

April 17, 2020

A judge had been wrong to order that a wife should pay rent to her former husband after she continued living in the marital home following their divorce.

That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving banker Kerim Derhalli and Jayne Richardson Derhalli.

Mr D...

March 18, 2020

A husband has won his appeal against a judge’s decision that allowed his wife a second chance to improve her divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who

February 4, 2020

A husband has failed to prevent a property held in his mother’s name being included in his wife’s divorce settlement.

The couple had married in 2002 but separated in 2014, having lived in rented property throughout their marriage.

The wife issued financial remedy proceed...

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...

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