Enabling a husband to retain his home after a long separation

Divorce & Matrimonial Finance

29 November 2023

Sophie represented a Respondent Husband in financial remedy proceedings. The matter involved large assets, including two separate properties and cash in excess of £100,000. The matter was particularly unusual due to the time that had elapsed since the parties had separated.

At the commencement of proceedings, the parties had been separated for some ten years and, despite having previously reached an agreement in respect of their finances, due to a technicality, had found themselves back within the Court arena. The matter was further complicated by the additional needs of the children involved, who suffered from various mental health issues.

At the conclusion of proceedings, an order was made that resulted in the Husband retaining the property he had lived in since the parties had separated along with an order for a share in the net proceeds of sale of the marital home.

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