Ex-wife seeks extra millions following stock market listing

April 5, 2017 1 comment

finances and divorce

The former wife of a sucessful Australian businessman has returned to court seeking a substantially higher financial settlement. The wealthy couple in question who had been married for 35 years when they decided to end their relationship. During the subsequent divorce proceedings at the family court in Brisbane, Queensland, the wife received a financial settlement…

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Banker told to pay ex-wife “significant sums”

March 30, 2017 1 comment

finances and divorce

A successful banker has failed in his bid to appeal against an order that he must pay large sums owed to his ex-wife. In a long-running financial dispute following the couple’s divorce, the former husband sought a reduction in or cancellation of court-ordered maintenace payments, claiming he could not afford them. But he failed to…

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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

family law

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

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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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