Divorce dispute lasts longer than marriage

March 20, 2017 0 comments

family law

An ongoing financial dispute between a divorced couple has now run longer than the pair were married. The former husband was a commodities broker with homes in Ibiza and Verbier, Switzerland, while the wife was a model. Now both in their early thirties, the couple met in 2010 and lived a “hedonistic” life until they…

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An unusual maintenance variation case

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March 9, 2017 1 comment

finances and divorce

Reported cases on maintenance variation (i.e. where one party applies to the court to increase or decrease the amount of a maintenance order) are relatively rare these days. The case B v G, however, was also unusual for another reason. Normally if a party paying maintenance wishes to have the amount of the maintenance reduced…

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Successful city trader seeks to cut husband’s payout

February 28, 2017 4 comments

divorce

A successful city trader has appealed after a family court awarded her ex-husband £2.7 million. Maths graduate Julie Sharp, 44, made an estimated £6.9 million after a career successfully trading in the energy market, The Evening Standard reports. Specialising in coal trading, she and her IT consultant husband Robin lived a luxurious lifestyle with two…

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Media allowed into Premier League star’s divorce

February 20, 2017 0 comments

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Former Premier League footballer Ryan Giggs has dropped plans to ban the media from court during his forthcoming divorce proceedings. The 43 year-old Welshman had applied for an order barring reporters but later decided to not pursue this, High Court Judge Mr Justice Cobb noted in a newly issued ruling on preliminary issues. Although reporting…

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Liabilities are human beings: needs in divorce

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February 9, 2017 8 comments

finances and divorce

The story of the 50 year-old Surrey man who was supposedly told by the Court of Appeal earlier this week that he must support his ex-wife ‘for life’ generated predictable controversy and headlines. The couple had married in 1988 and eventually went their separate ways 15 years ago. In their divorce she received a significant…

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