Skip to main content

It is often the case in many partnerships, where one partner is more actively involved in managing the family’s finances. In this particular instance, we acted on behalf of Melissa, whose ex-husband was managing the finances of their marriage, giving him most of the financial decision-making power.

Through the process of disclosure, properties previously not known to Melissa were uncovered, and we also became aware that her ex-husband had also been receiving significant amounts of rent from these properties, unbeknown to Melissa.

We acted quickly and applied for a spousal maintenance order for Melissa, who was suffering a huge amount of financial stress as a result of debts that had also been racked up. We succeeded in obtaining such an order, giving Melissa much needed financial support for herself and the children.