No hiding place for those tempted to cheat ex partners of their fair share

Landmark divorce ruling should be a warning to those thinking of hiding the true value of their assets when heading for the divorce courts.

In a landmark ruling on Wednesday 14th October 2015, the Supreme Court granted that the cases brought by Alison Sharland, who divorced 3 years ago, and Varsha Gohill, who divorced 10 years ago, could be re-opened.

Sharland and Gohill successfully argued they had been misled by their former husbands as to the true extent of their wealth when their divorce claims were settled.

What this means for you

If you're in the process of filing for divorce, honesty is always the best policy!

This ruling should be a clear warning and deterrent to those tempted to cheat their ex-partner from getting their fair share.

If you suspect your ex has misled you and the courts by hiding the true value of their assets during the divorce settlement, the gates are now open to re-examine historic settlements where a party can prove it was misled.

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