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Archive - Divorce

High Court Judge overturns 180 fraudulent divorces

Source Financial Times 1st October 2014 The most senior family Judge in England and Wales, Sir James Munby, has overturned 180 divorce cases obtained by Italians in what he called a "conspiracy to pervert the course of justice on an almost industrial scale." It seems that Italians who wanted to get… Read More

Ex Wife Can Claim - 23 years on

You may well have read of the well-publicised decision of the Supreme Court (the highest court in the UK) that a lady who was divorced from her husband more than 20 years ago can still make a claim to part of the fortune he has earned since their separation. The… Read More

England and Wales - Capital and Maintenance on Divorce

There is no matrimonial property regime in England and Wales. On divorce, the parties have to make full disclosure of all their assets, wherever and however held. Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (as amended) lists “matters to which the court is to have regard in deciding how… Read More