2015 saw a number of high profile divorce cases hitting the headlines. At fist glance, it might look like these cases opened the doors to allow disgruntled ex-spouses to get a second bite of the financial cherry following divorce, but careful consideration of the decisions show this is not necessarily true.
If you are going through a divorce, or dissolution of a civil partnership, or if you are already divorced, no matter how long ago, it is certainly worth considering whether you have done all that you can to protect yourself, both now and in the future. This applies equally to divorces and dissolutions of civil partnerships.
To re-open a financial arrangement following a separation is often not straightforward. There are two key issues to consider in light of these court cases. The first is whether your financial affairs on divorce or dissolution were confirmed by way of a court order. The second is whether there are now claims that you and/or your ex were not honest about your financial affairs at the time the deal was done.
In October 2015, in the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohill v Gohill, the Supreme Court in London allowed two women to re-open their divorce settlements because their ex-husbands had been dishonest.
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