Securing sizeable matrimonial assets for husband

Family Court at Canterbury

The husband had paid substantial maintenance to the applicant wife for a number of years, and then fallen on financial hard times. John successfully argued that such contributions were exceptional, having compared the husband’s lifestyle to that of the wife, and that the entire case should be re-assessed in light of the husband’s new position.

In a multi-day final hearing, John obtained the ‘lion’s share’ of matrimonial assets for the respondent husband, despite the indication of the judge at financial dispute resolution being to the contrary.

This case particularly involved John’s skills in:

  • analysis of lengthy documents
  • business/commercial law.