Ex-wife fails in bid to increase £3.5m divorce settlement

September 1, 2017 4 comments

family law

The former wife of a wealthy property tycoon has failed in her bid to have her divorce settlement increased. She was originally awarded £3.5 million out of a £9.4 million fortune back in 2015 following the couple’s divorce. Her now 82 year-old ex-husband unsuccessfully tried to appeal against that amount last year. However, the 61…

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Farmer cites Brexit in divorce appeal

April 11, 2017 0 comments

finances and divorce

A multi-millionaire fruit farmer from Kent has been given permission to appeal a divorce settlement, saying it had failed to account for the role played by his father in the creation of the family fortune. In recent divorce proceedings the 56 year-old’s wife was awarded £12.2 million from assets of around £30 million, the Evening…

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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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Girl returned home after FGM protection order

August 8, 2016 0 comments

family law

A two year-old girl has returned home after the High Court issued a female genital mutilation (FGM) protection order. The child had been taken from her home in England by her father who abandoned her in Guinea on the western coast of Africa. He later returned to the UK with her passport. This move caused…

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‘Insolvent’ husband wins appeal against jail term

July 15, 2016 1 comment

finances and divorce

The former director of a software firm has won his appeal against a suspended jail sentence after failing to pay his ex-wife court-ordered maintenance. The couple’s marriage ended after 25 years in 2013. They led a prosperous lifestyle but also spent freely, a pattern which continued after their separation. By the time their case reached…

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