Article Tag: matrimonial

All that I have I share with you… except my company assets!

You could be forgiven for thinking that everything will be taken into account in a divorce financial settlement– even assets held by a spouse’s company. Indeed this has been the decision in the majority of cases to date where assets held in the name of a company owned by one spouse are transferred to the… Read more »

Fancy the Maldives for Christmas?

Have you ever longed for the beach at Christmas as an escape from the cold of England? I’m sure that most of us have. Before you go, however, remember to ensure that you have satisfied all outstanding obligations at home (or at least covered your tracks!) In a recent case, a court has declined an… Read more »

Italian sex-slave case has ‘many’ shades of grey

An Italian woman who signed a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ contract promising total sexual and mental submission to her husband, is now divorcing him citing mistreatment after seven years of slavery. The woman signed the explicitly worded contract with her then boyfriend in 2004. They married in 2006 and separated last year. The woman has… Read more »

Non-matrimonial property – is it yours to keep?

How do you feel about property that you acquired prior to marriage? Are you prepared to share this upon separation or do you believe it is yours forever? This is a question which you should give careful consideration to as it could have a huge impact on your future. There is a common misconception that… Read more »