MATRIMONIAL – English family court declines to award father-in-law’s assets to ex-wife
A woman who, in divorcing her husband, demanded a financial remedy far in excess of her husband’s assets, on the basis that his billionaire father would make up the difference, has had her claim rejected in the England and Wales High Court. The woman wanted a GBP3 million lump sum, GBP10,000 per month maintenance, and a full-time nanny and maid, but Mr Justice Coleridge said her father-in-law’s past generosity was not ‘a proper or safe basis on which to make lavish orders’
(AM v SS, 2014 EWHC 865 Fam).
Article version in PDF: AM v SS, 2014 EWHC 865 Fam