Divorce and Matrimonial Finance Cases

Achieving a more equal share of assets for a Wife

Holly was instructed shortly before final hearing to represent a Wife in financial proceedings. The main issue involved the family home and how the net proceeds should be split. There were a number of uncertainties which complicated the case. The children were living with different family members and it was not clear with whom they Continue reading

Reducing a husband’s payments to a manageable level

Holly represented a client who was seeking to reduce the level of maintenance payments that he made to his former wife. He had agreed a generous provision some years earlier but was now struggling to afford them. His ex-wife’s circumstances had changed – including having moved away from the family home, so he applied for Continue reading

Lifting a freezing injunction

Holly represented a husband, in proceedings in which the family funds were to be divided following divorce. However, without recourse to his wife, Holly’s client had already sold the family home and distributed the sale proceeds amongst his family. The wife obtained a freezing injunction, which prevented him from using his bank accounts or dealing Continue reading

Securing a settlement involving modest assets

Melanie represented a Respondent under the Direct Public Access scheme in a matrimonial finance case. The matter involved a two-day final hearing, so working with directly Melanie enabled her client to minimise costs in this case where the assets concerned were fairly modest. The Court awarded Melanie’s client the settlement that she had sought.