S v S (Financial orders: matrimonial property)

Divorce – Financial provision. The proceedings concerned an application by the wife for financial remedy orders against the husband, in circumstances where the husband had brought into the relationship and marriage substantial wealth. The Family Division found that sharing the matrimonial property equally would be insufficient to meet the wife's needs. It then proceeded to consider the wife's needs and awarded her a lump sum of £5.6m which, in all the circumstances, was held to be fair to both parties.

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