Husband’s family ‘not liable for maintenance’

October 13, 2016 1 comment

finances and divorce

A husband’s family cannot be forced to pay maintenance to his wife, an Indian court has ruled. The case under consideration concerned a woman living in the western state of Gujarat whose husband had disappeared after the couple separated. She claimed he had been violent towards her and fled to her parents’ home, before making…

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Husband’s variation appeal rejected

August 12, 2016 3 comments

London, family law

The Court of Appeal has rejected a man’s bid to further change how much he pays his ex-wife. The former couple married in 1988 and had three children before they separated in 2013. During the marriage, the husband earned a significant salary so the wife was able to stay home with the children and the…

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Divorcee complains she has not received payout

August 11, 2016 2 comments

finances and divorce

The High Court has declined to issue an enforcement order against the estate of a Saudi billionaire after his ex-wife did not receive a multimillion pound settlement by the due deadline. Former model Christina Estrada was married to Sheikh Walid Juffali for 12 years until he divorced her under Islamic law, following a polygamous second…

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Determined Australian woman pursues financial claims

July 29, 2016 2 comments

divorce, family law

An Australian woman’s claim for additional financial support from her ex-husband is to proceed, despite several previous dismissals. In MG v FG, the woman met the English husband in 2004, marrying him two years later in Sydney. They then set up home in England but split after just 16 months, following  the birth of their…

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Divorced man faces jail after refusing to leave home

July 28, 2016 0 comments

divorce

A man who has been ordered to sell his Cumbrian farmhouse faces jail after barricading himself inside. The 49 year-old former helicopter pilot was initially ordered to leave the house, near Appleby in Cumbria, in 2012 so it could be sold in divorce proceedings following a split from his now ex-wife. The sale was intended…

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