Dean acted for the wife. Prior to these proceedings, the husband had spent a great deal of time working abroad and whilst doing so had formed a long-term relationship with another woman with whom he had had a child. He subsequently moved his ‘second family’ to the UK. The husband now sought to reduce the amount he was required to pay to the wife as a result of his additional obligations.
Following Dean’s representation his client was successful in avoiding any such reduction and was awarded her full entitlement regardless of the existence of the ‘second family.’