Form E failures: dos and don’ts during disclosure

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November 24, 2017 2 comments

finances and divorce

When a marriage that has broken down irretrievably, parties in the process of obtaining a divorce or separation are expected to make full, frank, relevant and continuing financial disclosure to each other, setting out full details of their circumstances. Family law group Resolution encourages, and indeed expects, both parties to voluntarily begin financial disclosure at…

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Spouses ‘cannot withdraw consent to divorce’

September 12, 2016 0 comments

Spouses cannot withdraw consent to a divorce without good reason, the Mumbai High Court has declared. The case concerned a Parsi couple – members of a ethnic community in India who practice the ancient Persian religion Zoroastrianism. The wife had agreed to a payment of 40 lakh as a clean break financial settlement. A ‘lakh’…

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‘Non-disclosure’ by wife considered by the High Court

February 17, 2016 0 comments

finances and divorce

A financial settlement reached in 2012 requires further consideration, the High Court has ruled. AB v CD concerned a husband in his mid-60s and a wife in her mid-40s. They met ten years ago and began living together the following year, eventually marrying in November 2008. The wife had been married once before and the…

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Mother who failed to return children ‘in contempt’

November 16, 2015 1 comment

child abduction

The mother of two children has been declared in contempt of court. The case concerned a Kenyan couple living in Britain who married in 2004. The husband had indefinite leave to remain in this country, while the wife had acquired British citizenship. The children, aged nine and six at the time of the ruling, were…

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Woman must leave former matrimonial home, court rules

October 3, 2015 1 comment

family law

An American woman must leave the former matrimonial home, the High Court ruled this week. BR v VT concerned a former couple who married in 1998. The husband is English and the wife from California. They had two children, the second born during a stay in the United States. They currently live in London, where…

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