As a fellow divorce lawyer, there are so many comments that could be made about this article in the Evening Standard that I am going to make none, and simply share it! If you would like to discuss any of the points it raises, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Ivana Trump famously declared, ‘Don’t get mad… get everything’. Today she might also add, ‘and get to London’, so synonymous has the capital become with generous payouts for wives. Unlike other countries, where maintenance is calculated using a fixed formula, here the outcome is at the judge’s discretion.
Divorces involving foreign nationals account for one sixth of cases before the UK courts — an estimated 24,000 of the 150,000 divorces in England and Wales each year. '