Divorce – Foreign divorce. After the husband had obtained a divorce in Oman, the wife applied in England for financial relief of about £56.75m overall, under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. The Family Division, having considered the needs of the wife and the parties' children, ordered the husband, who was a wealthy heir of a former prominent politician in Oman, to pay the wife the total sum of £24,075,000 for herself and the children.