Ability to earn does not mean no maintenance says court

November 6, 2017 0 comments

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The ability to earn money does not mean a divorced wife has no right to maintenance payments from her ex-husband, the High Court of Mumbai has declared. Justices there were considering the case of an architect living in the Indian metropolis, who wanted to divorce her husband, who lives in Sweden with their two children….

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Supreme Court to consider maintenance payments

August 11, 2017 5 comments

finances and divorce

A divorced man told earlier this year that he had to support his ex-wife for life is to have his appeal considered by the Supreme Court. In February the Court of Appeal ruled that Graham Mills must increase the maintenance he pays he ex-wife to £1,441 per month, because “she was now unable to meet…

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Wealthy husband challenges wife’s ‘divorce tourism’

July 7, 2017 2 comments

family law

An aristocrat has launched an appeal against his wife’s maintenance and accused her of “divorce tourism”. The couple had been together for 17 years and lived in an 18th century manor in Dunbartonshire, Scotland. However, when they separated in 2012, the publishing baron’s wife moved to Notting Hill in West London with their daughter. The…

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Singapore couple face expensive divorce in Canada

June 27, 2017 0 comments

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A couple born and raised in Singapore have begun divorce proceedings in Canada which involves assets of around C$50 million (£29.67 million). The pair met in their home country in 1984 while they were both still married to other people. By 1997, they had divorced their previous spouses, married and had a child of their…

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Divorced man seeks Supreme Court challenge

June 5, 2017 5 comments

family law

A divorced man has started a fundraising campaign so his maintenance dispute can be heard by the Supreme Court. Graham Mills received widespread media attention back in February when the Court of Appeal ruled he had to financially support his ex-wife for life. When the couple divorced back in 2002, he had given her £230,000…

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Transparency, cross-examination and more

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May 26, 2017 0 comments

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A week in family law A Norwich man has demanded that Judges publish details of his long-running dispute over contact with his daughter. He claims to have run up costs of half a million pounds, and says that dozens of hearings have taken place before numerous judges, but every hearing has been held in private…

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