Achieving an better financial settlement for a Respondent

Melanie represented the Respondent in a contested final hearing.

The Applicant was seeking 45.5% of the net proceeds of the former matrimonial home. Melanie argued on behalf of her client that this was not a single issue case of housing need and that conduct and contributions also needed to be taken into account.

Based on Melanie’s clear argument, the Court awarded her client 60% of the net proceeds of the former matrimonial home.