Successful bid for fair settlement in divorce case, following non-disclosure of finances

The family team at SM&B have recently acted for the wife in financial proceedings brought about following significant non-disclosure on the part of the husband. The original divorce and final hearing took place in 2015 during which the husband consistently lied about his financial position. This deceit was subsequently uncovered by the wife, and SM&B, acting on her behalf, issued an application to have the original order set aside. This was successful.

The case has been relitigated and the firm has secured a significantly higher award for the wife. In addition, an order that the husband meet the entirety of her legal costs has also been made.