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Financial matters on divorce – duty to make a full and frank disclosure of your financial position

Paul Walters, Solicitor in Astle Paterson’s Family Department discusses the Court’s recent decisions in the cases of Gohil v Gohiland Sharland v Sharland.

Paul said, “The Supreme Court has today decided two cases in which the Court confirmed that two former wives’ do have the right to re-open cases against their former husbands on the grounds that their husbands had not made full and frank disclosure of their financial position.

The case underlines the fact that it is absolutely essential in divorce proceedings for the estranged spouses to be honest as to their financial position otherwise a case can be reopened – sometimes years later – at very considerable cost.”

At Astle Paterson we have Lawyers (Martin Astle, Paul Walters, Anita Crewdson and Rayhana Kausar) who between them have a wealth of knowledge and experience about how to get you (and, if there are any, your children) through a divorce in not only the quickest, but most efficient and amicable way possible.

Please contact Paul Walters, Solicitor in Astle Paterson’s Family Department on 01283 531366 or by way of email to his secretary at hshipley@astlepaterson.co.uk.

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