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Recent Case Summaries

AZ v FM (Rev 1) [2021] EWFC 2

Capitalising child maintenance: AZ v FM (Rev 1) [2021] EWFC 2 Facts This case concerned a husband’s (“H”) appeal against the dismissal of his application for a variation of child maintenance pay...

Crowther v Crowther & Ors [2020] EWHC 3555 (Fam)

Litigation on a lee shore: Crowther v Crowther & Ors [2020] EWHC 3555 (Fam) Facts The Husband (‘H’) sought a costs order on the indemnity basis against his Wife (‘W’) in respect of prelimina...

AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9

Substantial Connections and Inadequate Provision: AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9 Facts AG ("W") and VD ("H") began cohabiting in 2009 before marrying in Russia in August 2010. W (51) had a daughter, aged...

R v R [2021] EWHC 195 (Fam)

Maintenance in the time of Corona: R v R [2021] EWHC 195 (Fam) Facts This hearing was one of many hearings in this matter. The judge, Nicholas Cusworth QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)...

Literal rules, golden rules, and mischief rules… Case summary: MWH v GSH [2019] EWHC 3866 (Fam)

Facts H and W been married for many years, and lived together in England. Shortly after the parties’ separation in April 2017, H moved to Jersey with his new partner. Within 6 weeks of his arriva...

Case summary: Neil v Neil [2019] EWHC 3330 (Fam)

Facts Terry Neil (“H”) and Soraya Neil (“W”) married in 2007 and separated in 2014. After mediation they created a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”), which made no provision for spousal mainten...

Case Summary: Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2019] EWHC 3367 (Fam)

Facts In June 2010 the first financial remedies order was made by consent. It provided that W should receive the former matrimonial home in England and a lump sum of £4 million. W l...

FRB v DCA [2019] EWHC 2816 (Fam)

Facts: The parties were married in 2003 and C was born a number of years later. They separated in early 2017 and thereafter W petitioned for divorce and H issued financial remedy proceedings by wa...

Maughan v Wilmot [2019] EWHC 2765 (Fam)

Facts Husband (“H”), Captain Wilmot, and wife (“W”), Ms Maughan, married in 1991 and the marriage came to an end in 1999. There was a final order made in financial remedies proceedings in 2001. H,...

CB v KB [2019] EWFC 78

Facts CB (“H”) and KB (“W”) married in 2003 and separated in 2017. They had six children. H was the bass player in a well-known band and W did not work. H received income in five ways: Publishin...